Bill Lunshof

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.  When he retired in 2017 he began to paint full time. 
Since 2016 Bill has been painting a series of old cars and trucks found in their natural state of decay.  It started after he painted a picture of an old truck in his friends back property and gave it to him for his 60th birthday.  He really enjoyed capturing the textures and colours on canvas.  Turns out it was his friend’s grandfather’s truck from the farm he grew up on. It had such emotional resonance with the whole family it got Bill thinking about continuing on this journey.
Everyone has a special connection to a vehicle that they once drove or owned.  Bill continues to hunt down old vehicles and loves to photograph and paint them.  Each one has a story to tell.  It brings him pleasure to listen and watch people react to them.