I have enjoyed drawing and painting since taking an art course with an inspiring instructor during high school years.  In my practice as a surgical and cytopathologist I deal with images on microscopic slides and their interpretation.  I believe this carries over to creating art, which is a much more complex process.   I find painting and drawing both the landscape and still life challenging, blending good composition, design and atmospheric effects.  The creative process remains forever elusive, which of course, is the fascination of art and our individual perception of it.  Even in this age of the computer we are all wired a little differently.
Abandoned, by William Frable
Mist On The Pond, by William Frable
"Mist on the Pond"
Nimbecova Valley, by William Frable
"Nimbecova Valley"
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Education:   Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois
Art Training:   Largely self-taught from high school until early 80's. Formal classes at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Hand Workshop, Richmond VA 1983-1990. Nimrod Artists Workshops 1985-present.
Studied with:   John Morgan, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Shelly Bectel Shepherd, Hand Workshop; Anne Lynne, Mabry Hill Brown, Laura Pharus, Joyce Jeffers, Susan Maye, Diana Detamore, Rosalie White, Poly Nixon, Sarah Poly, Dorothy Lampl, Andras Balty at Nimrod Hall, Bath County VA
Juried Shows:   First American Signature Watercolor Society, Fallbrook Art Center, Fallbrook, California, juror Frank Webb
Uptown Gallery, Inner Sanctum, 2010, Richmond, juror Joe Bevenuto
Think Small, 2005, Art Space, Richmond
Plein Air Virginia, Art Space 2003, Richmond
Virginia Watercolor Society, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2000
American Association of Physician Artists Annual Show 1995, 1997, 1999
Central Virginia Watercolor Society, 1999, 2000
Celebration of the Arts 2001, Montpelier Arts Center, Montpelier, VA
Exhibitions:   Arts in the Hospital, MCV Hospitals, 1990, 1998
Fulcrum Gallery, Richmond, 1997
Awards:   Second Place, Inner Sanctum, Uptown Gallery, 2010
Signature Artist, Virginia Watercolor Society 1999
Honorable Mention, Watercolor Section, 1998
First Place, Watercolor Section, American Association of Physician Artists Annual Show, 1995
Galleries:   Founding Member Uptown Gallery
Currently Associate Member Uptown Gallery, Richmond VA
Founding Member Shockoe Bottom Arts Center, Richmond, Virginia

Contact William at:
Richmond, Virginia
(804) 355-7635


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