William grew up in northern England where he studied art. After living in lots of exotic places including Istanbul, Jerusalem and New York he ultimately ended up in Santa Monica, California.
His early works featured pastels of striking faces and nudes before he moved on to abstracts.
It is after he entered the abstract realm that one day he laid out his first twenty odd pictures and received a message from them through his mind's eye that if he continued with them he would become homeless. That is precisely what happened and he has been homeless in L.A. for over 5 years now.