Bill Greiner

Adjunct Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Art and Digital Media
M.F.A., 1984, University of South Dakota
B.F.A., 1981, Illinois State University

Bill has been with Olivet for 32 years teaching watercolor and art history along with starting the graphics program in the early 90's. He approached teaching with the concept students are at Olivet to learn and develop professionally, readying themselves for a career in art. Bill believes, "it's a process that began as a calling from God and over the years developed into a passion."

He is a prolific artist, creating works of art that showcases his understanding of color and expression while producing amazing images of urban people and city scenes. He is excited about his urban views and the diversity of watercolor as a medium. As you view his paintings you will see the difference in his art from other watercolor artists. He is an accredited master at creating stunning images that capture the imagination.   

Bill has been painting for more than 49 years. The last 26 years have been spent experimenting with the spontaneous effects of watercolor. Bill is most excited about the "Fire Palette" he created and has used for the last 16 years. Most recently his paintings incorporate "atmosphere", similar to the Impressionist painters.

Bill's work has been displayed regionally and nationally. His work is in over 450 private collections and included in 5 national Art Institutes. His work is in Russia, Japan, Africa, and Germany. His work is currently represented in New York.

He is a published author and his third book; Awakening the Senses to Art and Music is an art history appreciation book that is currently being used at Olivet and is published by Pearson. He has been a technical editor for DaVinci for Dummies and several other art-related books. His early artwork is discussed in Marks of the Matrix.