For over fifty years Bill Jersey gained honors as a preeminent producer of documentaries for television. His awards included two Peabodys, three Emmys, two Oscar nominations and a Gold Medal from the National Arts Club in New York. Throughout his documentary career, weekends and occasional weeks were spent at the easel.
Ten years ago, Jersey’s passion became his career as he began to focus on landscape painting. The occasional became the daily and with new insights from area teachers, Dot Bunn and Ty Hodanish, and Vermont painter, Eric Tobin, Jersey modified his palette and technique. His first submission to the curated Phillips Mill Art Show garnered him an award and a sale to Gratz Gallery. Many honors and sales have followed him since with awards from Phillips Mill and Stover Mill curated shows, New Hope Art League, Lambertville Historical Society, Hunterdon Art Museum and many others.