William G. Prettie
 born in 1947 in Barrie Ontario 

In 1992, I was accepted, to what was then known as the Okanagan University College @ Kelowna B.C., in their 4 year Fine Art degree program. In my second year the University of Victoria took it over and after being awarded a third year scholarship and winning the Helen Pitt award for my 4th year show I graduated (with Distinction) with U-Vic’s Fine Arts degree and with minor studies in Sociology. 
I have supported myself and family ever since, with Art production, curation and invitational lecturing in the extension fine arts program at the university of Alberta and with a variety of other work to sustain the body. 

My works, in many areas of abstraction, are held in private and public collections in Canada and a variety of other countries.

When it came time to retire from other pursuits and concentrate on the Art I came back to Ontario, where I have close family. I then settled in Highgate. Fortunately, the Mary Webb Centre is located here and wanted a gallery director so I took that on from 2015 to 2018. 

I work and show in the studio in my home on a regular basis along with a variety of exhibits in galleries and with other artists.

Contact info: Phone:  519 520 0592.  E-mail wands@web.net