ArtistBill MayerResidesUnited States
Pen and Ink
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Classic Victorian Style

About the artist

Bill Mayer is absolutely amazing. If you need an illustration of that fact, here it is.  Not only have most of the Fortune 500 Companies been Bill’s clients one time or another, Bill’s crazy creatures, characters and comic creations have been sought after for Magazine covers, countless articles, editorials and ads, product packaging, US Postal Service stamps, posters, and even as designs for Steuben Glass.  Bill has won almost every illustration award known to man, and even some awards only known to fish.

Bill and his wife Lee live in Decatur, Georgia.  They have a son, Jason; and three grandboys. Although they continue with the present no-pet-replacement policy, they still have a small rabbit that barks.

Artwork Themes & Subject Matter

Bill Mayer is a celebrated advertising illustrator renowned for his captivating characters and surreal worlds. A graceful sculptor of emotion, Bill’s recent paintings combine esoteric imagery and abstract realism with storytelling to produce emotive and unforgettable scenes from strange dreams, each furnished with the never-before-seen. Bill works in a variety of media and combinations of media, gouache, airbrush, scratchboard, pen and ink, and digital, as well as a variety of artistic styles that show a whimsical, absurd approach to classical techniques.


Bill Mayer’s paintings have been published in notable magazines and online sources including Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, Chaos69 and 3×3 Annual.



1971, Illustration, Ringling College of Art and Design, Florida, United States

Solo Exhibitions

2020 Momento Mori, Love, Art and Flowers that Bite, Patricia Thompson Gallery at Ringling College of Art, Saratosa, FL. United States

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 Lucid Dreaming, curated by Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, Corpo Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. United States

2019 BLAB! 14th Annual, Carpo Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. United States

2018 The Art of Illustration, Parkland College Gietz Gallery, Champaign, IL. United States

Bill Mayer - Bees Painting
Bill Mayer - Bird Painting - 1
Bill Mayer - Fish Painting - 1
Bill Mayer - Pig Painting

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