After teaching Studio Art and Art History for twenty-five years, Bill Plank retired to form his own art business called Plank Art Designs.  Throughout his years of teaching, Plank continued to produce and exhibit his acrylic paintings at such places as Educational Testing Service in Princeton and Capitol Health System’s Mercer Hospital Campus, to name a few.  Bill’s landscapes are influenced by artists such as the Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich, Andrew and James Wyeth, and contemporary illustrator/landscape painter Philip Travers.

    Mr. Plank has received a Certificate of Honor from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders. His work has won numerous awards and is featured in many private and public collections, including the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission permanent art collection.

    Bill Plank has also written and illustrated his own books, entitled The Maiden-Head Mask and The Universal Lighthouse. He also has published a monthly journal/diary entitled Land of Nutshell, which features his fantasy elf illustrations. All books are available through Amazon.com.