Bill Pfeffer

Bill Pfeffer was born and raised in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, along the shores of Lake Michigan. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Economics he moved to California. He is a plein-air oil painter of landscapes and seascapes, preferring to paint on location under the pressure of changing light and weather, so as not to deliberate so much over each and every stroke of paint. He has painted every beach scene along the Sonoma coast, his favorite location for spending the day. He and his wife Marge enjoy traveling around the world.


Moscow: Warming Up After the Cold War

By Bill Pfeffer With a Tony Soprano meets Boris Yeltsin reputation, we were not sure what to expect after arriving in this legendary capital. With six-dollar Big Macs, midnight sunsets, a hundred brands of vodka in your local convenience store, muscled pistol-packing bodyguards, pin striped businessmen, all night dance clubs,…

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Lake of the Woods, Canada

Casting for Walleye in the Lake of the Woods, Canada By Bill Pfeffer ‘How’d ya do?’ begins every conversation in this neck of the woods – as in, how many fish did you catch? When the guest with the hi-tech boat, announced, matter-of-factly, ‘forty walleye,’ I stared at my shoes,…

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China: The Splendor of Anhui Province

China: The Splendor of Anhui Province By Bill Pfeffer “Watch out for the water buffalo around the corner,” cautioned my wife, as I backtracked through the dampened alleyways in the rural village of Tangmo. Rounding the corner, I pulled up short, the passage blocked by a beast of burden. With…

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