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Bill Abler


Bill Abler is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Human Development Counseling at UIS. Working in a broadly representational style in oil, pastel, and charcoal, his subjects include portraits, figures, landscapes, and still lifes. Art and aesthetics also figure prominently in his teaching research and clinical theory developmental initiatives.

  • My concept for this portrait was to capture something of the kindness and gentleness in the person and the face of my brother-in-law, Bill. When I…
  • "The model for this piece assumed a pose that cried out to be captured in paint. To my eye, Sherry “owned” the space she occupied in the studio with a…
  • "For me, the very best models or “sitters” bring a quality of presence to the process of posing that challenges the painter to find the requisite tools to…