William Paul Morehouse
1929 - 1993
En Plein Air and The Chinois
"Bill Morehouse's affinity for landscape dates to early childhood recollections of cross country travel by train and car.  His father, a railroad man, frequently took the family on journeys to visit grandparents in New York and relatives in New Brunswick, Chicago, Montana and southern California.  Travel, and the memory of a moving, changing landscape remains a part of his personal vision; this might also inform his interest in working serially.  Over the years Morehouse has explored various themes, often through subjects pertaining to significant places and experiences of his travel."
Phil Linhares, June, 1992
"Bill's Sonoma Four companions (Tony King, Bill Wheeler and Jack Stuppin)  describe Morehouse as "very articulate with a brush" and having "an ease about making paintings that none of the rest of us have"  This is apparent in every work - the sensuous drawings, the painterly passages tracing quarries and trails down into canyons; the sweeping curves of paint describing a hillside or the currents of an estero; the massed textures of green valleys and dry heath overlooked by a cold blue sky - Morehouse makes it seem easy and we know it's not."
William Zimmer, Visions Art Quarterly, 1992
Bill Morehouse's plein air work had in part inspired an interest in Oriental painting;  he was  intrigued by "an approach to spacial organization which makes reference to states of mind, of spirit, of different ways in which to space can be "read", entered, appreciated, enjoyed"
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Snake River, Idaho  Collection of Margaret Seltzer 
STOLEN 8/11/2012
Bodega Summer Walk  Collection of Margaret Seltzer
STOLEN 8/11/2012

Sierra  80x24 oil/panel  1993
After Wang Meng  48x24 o/c  1993
After Li Yin  48x24 o/c  1993
After Li T'ang  48x24 o/c  1993  Collection of Carol and Stu Baker
After C'hang Hong  48x24 o/c  1993
After Fan Kuan  48x24 o/c  1993
After Ch'eng Ghia-Sui  48x24 o/c  1993
Crane Canyon III  48x24 o/c  1993
Grand Tetons  30x66  o/c  1992
Sonoma Summer  24x24  Collection of Phillip Shugar
Rainy Day at Brown Bag  24x24    1992
Windy Day at Calistoga  24x24   1991
Mouth of Walker Creek II Collection of the Bourkes
Creighton Ridge Sky  24x36  1990
Above Marshall  24x24  1991
Bear Valley Meadow  30x40  1992
Arch Rock from Goat Rock  36x24  1992
Cherry Tree Slope  Collection of Phillip Shugar
  Collection of Victoria Morehouse
  Battery Wallace from Marin     Headlands  30x40  1992
 Below the Resevoir  24x24  1992
Spring Lake  36x24  1991
Irish Hill  30x40  1990
Maake Hill  24x24  1991
On the Pond  40x30  1992
Iona Island 35x16 1991
on loan to Gorden Morehouse
Sag Harbor  32x16  1991
Marshall Beach  30x40  1991
Bodega  24x24  1991
Bodega Head 30x40  1991
Bristlecone Pines, White Mountains  36x24  1992
Willow Creek  Collection of Jan and John Carroll
Study Coleman Valley Rd  12x9  1991 
Study Coastal Cypress Unknown Collection
Olympali State Park  30x40  1991
On the Pond   30x40  Collection of The Wonderful Framer Guy
The Beach  48x24  1992
Wilson Hill  24x36  1991
Elephant Rocks from Pozzi's  30x40   o/c  1991Collection of David &Maureen Feinberg
Black Mtn from Pt. Reyes Station 30x40  1992
Sonora III  Unknown Collection
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Chileno Valley   Collection of Karen and Bob Field
From Marshall Beach Road  Collection of Jim Noyes
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Study, White Mountains    14x12  o/c    1992
In 1990 Bill was invited to paint en plein air with Bill WheelerTony King and Jack Stuppin. They had a fabulous time, produced quite a few significant bodies of work and became known as The Sonoma Four.  Their landscape paintings were shown at The Noblett Gallery in Sonoma, Dominican College and at the John Berggruen Gallery and the group was featured in Visions Quarterly magazine.  Their efforts together ended with The Cross Country Painting Tour, which was shown at The Century Club in New York City and was dedicated to the loving memory of Bill, their friend and painting companion.  
Michele Morehouse
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Four Dyptichs     1963  oil on canvas 
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