Bill Ternay was raised on a farm in Olivet, New Jersey, where his parents also ran the local country store. He is a 1964 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art. During his 45 year career as an illustrator and painter he has done everything from set design for the Mike Douglas Show, advertising illustration, children's books, murals, portraits, and landscape paintings in a variety of mediums. His courtroom drawings have appeared on all of the major TV networks. He has taught at the University of the Arts, the Mainline Art Center, and the Wayne Art Center, in Pennsylvania. He was Chairman of the Illustration Department at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia from 1989 to 1993. He currently teaches at the Barn Studio of Art in Millville, New Jersey, where he is Co-Coordinating Instructor for the annual Maurice River Landscape Painting Workshop. Bill has also taught painting workshops in Provence, France. He is a past President of the Philadelphia Water Color Society. His oil and water color paintings are represented by Hardcastles Gallery, in Centerville, Delaware, and Strodes Mill Gallery in Media, Pennsylvania. The artist has exhibited and won prizes in juried shows throughout the United States, including the "Arts for the Parks" competition in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. One of his water color paintings was selected for a national travelling exhibition by the American Watercolor Society. Bill lives in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. His favorite places to paint are in the South Jersey farmlands and wetlands of his youth, and on Deer Isle, Maine, where he has a log cabin.