William Gotha of Gallery 31 Fine Art, Orleans, MA is a represntational oil painter of the New England landscape known for his sensitive and moody depictions of nature’s beauty in oil.
Landscape Painter in Oil
Bill Gotha has been painting all his life. In 2014 he turned to it as a full-time professional artist specializing in painting New England landscapes and seascapes in oil. He paints en plein air and in his studio in Andover, MA.
Bill minored in Fine Art at Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA where he studied under plein air palette knife artist John Reardon. He also studied advanced drawing and painting at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston and illustration at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum in Springfield, MA. A former naval officer, Bill was art director for several publishers in the Boston area, including Sail Magazine, and managed an international marketing company for 20 years before launching his painting career professionally.
Gallery 31 Fine Art welcomed Bill in July 2018 and is proud to represent Bill's work exclusively on Cape Cod.
My paintings demonstrate the focus of my artistic interest – New England landscapes and seascapes, because they speak to me. Water, trees, rocks, fields…I feel compelled to study them and record their beauty. My compositions show the natural arrangement and drama of these elements; palettes capture specific geographies, light, and weather.