Aurora based fine artist Bill Lunshof grew up in a Dutch immigrant family and had an interest in the visual arts from an early age. Also an avid gardener and photographer Bill’s work takes much of his inspiration from nature.
Since 2016 Bill has been painting a series of old cars and trucks found in their natural state of decay. It started after I painted a picture of an old truck in my friends back property and gave it to him for his 60th birthday. I really enjoyed capturing the textures and colours on canvas. Turns out it was his grandfather’s truck from the farm he grew up on. It had such emotional resonance with the whole family it got me thinking about continuing on this journey.
Everyone has a special connection to a vehicle that they once drove or owned. I continue to hunt down old vehicles and love to photograph and paint them. Each one has a story to tell.