Bill Brandson started painting in Vancouver in the mid fifties before moving to San Fransisco to study art, opera and ceramics. He then moved to Montreal to train as a teacher gaining a BA in English/Political Science from Sir George Williams University. Further study at McGill University gave him a 1st class teaching qualification and a postgraduate diploma in Androgogy. He painted infrequently during this time. He moved to Cornwall in 2003 and inspired by his new environment he started painting again. Since then he has studied life drawing with Ray Atkins, he followed this with three summer master classes with Ray in France, painting local landscapes, resulting in a Pyrenean landscape being exhibited in the Falmouth Gallery selected by Brian Stewart (Director). Frequent public showings have followed of his work, both nudes and Cornish landscapes, including twice winning a place in Discerning Eye at the Mall Gallery, London. Many of his small paintings have sold in St. Ives Mystery Artists annual show.