William S. Parmer



William Parmer has been a North Country resident since 1975. He grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and that background continues to influence the way he responds to local scenery. William describes himself as a “plein air representational landscape artist”.

The desire to paint became a reality for William about eight years ago. As a plein air painter, his work is made in all kinds of weather, year round. His love of farm scenes – particularly barns – is evident in his work. When talking about barns, he likes to quote Wolf Kahn, who compared barns in America to temples in Greece and Rome. Another constant of William’s art is the woods and waters of the North Country and how they affect human experience and life.

William’s chosen mediums are oils, watercolors and pastels. He selectively chooses his landscapes to represent the natural beauty of the North Country in all of its seasonal splendor! An Adirondack sunrise, birch trees in the fall, deer in the snow, life on a farm, the St. Lawrence River are only a few of the never-ending sources of William’s inspiration.

William Parmer’s works are for sale at TAUNY, regional hospitals, and The AC Bistro. Most recently, William has joined The Gallery at Lake St. Lawrence Arts as an Associate Member.