Bill “Ridley” Bayer began painting as a hobby in 1988. The following year he studied with Bob Ross and became a certified instructor of Bob’s wet on wet technique, which he uses along with looser brush style. He has studied with many other well know Bill Bayer artists developing his own style of painting. Many of Bill's beautiful compositions are inspired by the views around their home. Bill's painting style of landscape painting closely resembles the style of the Old Masters. He paints in oils, acrylic and watercolor. He travels across the country teaching the techniques he has learned.