Bill Hayner - Visual Artist














1948 Dallas, Texas


Married to Jane O’Shields-Hayner of Fort Worth, Texas, since 1989


Often known for: 

Love of charcoal drawing, minimalist use of color, love of teaching and making music



Mixing aspects of both abstract and representational drawing and painting into multi-media works of art



Charcoal, graphite, acrylic and oil paint, Birch wood panels for drawing and painting surfaces as well as high quality drawing papers



Bill moved to California from Texas in 1981. He worked his way through graduate school at California State University Long Beach, receiving his M.F.A. in Drawing and Painting. He graduated with honors in 1987 and was one of only three individuals to be named to the Graduate Dean's List.


He has shown his work in dozens of exhibitions both nationally and internationally and has work in the permanent collections of several universities and colleges. He retired from full-time teaching in 2014 after twenty-six years of instruction in the areas of drawing, painting and art survey courses at Fullerton College in Fullerton, California, where he also served as Chair of the Department for four years. He was a top-five finalist for Teacher of the Year twice, in 2007 and 2013.


He continues to teach part-time but has now re-focused his interest and passion into his own work. His drawings and paintings are found in the permanent collections of the University of North Dakota, the University of North Texas and Fullerton College as well as in many private collections. He has received commissions by individuals and organizations, such as the Jack and Jill Guild of Orange, California. Articles about Bill have been printed in the Orange County Edition of the L.A.Times, the Long Beach Press Telegram, the Orange County Register and the Denton Chronicle (Denton, Texas).











































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