Bill Dewey is a native of San Diego County and attended Brooks Institute of Photography, the University of California at Davis and Rochester Institute of Technology. He has had his private pilot’s license since 1981 and bases his aerial photography out of Santa Barbara airport.
Bill has been photographing the California landscape since taking up the camera in the early 1970’s and has had a photography studio/business in Santa Barbara for 30 years. Some of his favorite subjects include the California Channel Islands, the Carrizo Plain, Baja California, and the coastal California landscapes. A member of the Santa Barbara OAK Group, he has been distinctly influenced by the art and character of the noted California painter Ray Strong.
His work can be found in the collections of Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Museum of Ventura County, the Carnegie Museum of Oxnard, the Santa Cruz Island Foundation, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, the Lompoc Valley Medical Center, University of California at Santa Barbara as well as those of many private individuals.