Bill Meuser was born in 1960 and has been making art his whole life. He graduated Cum Laude from Ohio University in 1984 with a degree in Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture. He won first place in Sculpture in the undergraduate art show at Ohio University. After college, Bill worked as an apprentice to well-known sculptor David Hostettler. Bill then spent many years carving a series of wood sculptures. He won the Ohio Arts and Crafts Merit Award in 1987 at the Ohio State Fair and was accepted into the “American Works in Wood” show in 1987 and 1989. In the fall of 1989 his sculpture was published in “Wood Work Magazine.” He was also a featured artist for his sculpture in several different galleries throughout the 1990s.
Recently retired from custom home building, Bill has turned his attention entirely to “En Plein Air” painting. He won the Award of Excellence in the 2013 Colorado Plein Air Arts Festival, Best of Show in Boulder County’s 2014 “Out Door Creations,” and in 2015 he won 1st Place Associates and Artist’s Choice in “Plein Air Artists Colorado,” 19th National Juried Exhibition and Sale. In 2016, Bill won First Place Artist’s Choice at “Telluride Plein Air.” Since then, Bill has participated in multiple Plein Air festivals including: Telluride Plein Air, 2017-2021; Bath County [Virginia] Plein Air Festival, 2021; Monuments and Canyons [Colorado], 2019; The Lakeside [Ohio] Plein Air Festival, 2019; Boulder’s Plein Air Festival, 2017, 2018; The Central City [Colorado] Plein Air Festival, 2017, 2018; and The Georgetown [Colorado] Plein Air Festival, 2019.
Bill currently is represented by the following galleries: Mary Williams Fine Arts, Boulder Colorado; Gallery 1505, Denver, Colorado; and Masterpiece Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico [soon-to-be Legends of the West Gallery].