The La Crosse and Onalaska areas in Wisconsin has always been home for Bill Zierke, where bowling and art has been his passion for the past 75 years and he now paints almost on a daily basis. Bill studied commercial art through Art Instruction Incorporated, Minneapolis, Minnesota 1949-51, and later on, did all the graphics for his screen printing business. Painting with acrylic, old barns, farms, landscapes, still life, wildlife and flowers are some of his favorite subjects. He is inspired by his own gardens, photographs taken, and by the places he has visited throughout the years.
Bill has been represented by several galleries and has been a part of many shows since 1995, and at 80 years old, he began to enter his artwork in the WRS/WRAA (Wisconsin Regional Art Program) and has won three state awards. He still enjoys displaying his works at local outdoor shows.