William Strubbe

The Art of Change, Interconnectedness and Motion….

I’ve painted since childhood, but when I moved Back East to focus on my writing career, I left my paints and canvases behind. After a 17-year hiatus I picked up the brushes again and to my surprise these whirling brush strokes emerged, a style entirely different than my previous work. Reminiscent of some of Van Gogh’s work, I call this Impressionist Style of art “Swirlism” or, as a friend called it, “Pointillism in Motion.“

This time-consuming technique and the nebulous imagery induced suitably reflects my world view that the boundaries of the corporal world are illusory, while in reality molecules and energy continuously intermingle and merge. The truth that We Are All One will better enable us to grapple with the challenges facing the Planet and her people.


2012 -- Kibbutz Ein Hashofet, Israel
2011 -- Mike’s Café, Palo Alto
2011 - Intel Corporation
2010 -- University Art Competition; First Place - Oil/Acrylic
2009 -- Santa Clara Open Studios
1988 -- Sweet Inspiration, San Francisco
1982 -- Palo Alto Savings & Loan, Palo Alto
1981 -- India Joe’s, Santa Cruz
1982 -- Kibbutz Ein Hashofet, Israel
1979 -- Kibbutz Ein Hashofet, Israel

website: www.billstrubbe.com


Swirlism, The Art of Change, Interconnectedness and Motion

Close Encounters “Close Encounters”

Acrylic, 18 x 24

Winter Oak “Winter Oak”

Giclee (orginal in Acrylic), 24 x 30

Volga Dreams “Volga Dreams”

Acrylic, 24 x 30

Pink Magnolias “Pink Magnolias”

Acrylic, 14 x 20

Bay of Bengal “Bay of Bengal”

Acrylic, 24 x 30

Genesis “Genesis”

Acrylic, 18 x 24

Koi “Koi”

Giclee (original in Acrylic), 12 x 36

Requiem in Tulips “Requiem in Tulips”

Acrylic, 18 x 24

Previous Works

Watercolor, 24 x 40

Approaching Storm “Approaching Storm”

Watercolor, 18 x 24

Sea Thing “Sea Thing”

Watercolor, 10 x 16

Fish Salad “Fish Salad”

Watercolor and Gouache, 18 x 24

Nasturtiums “Nasturtiums”

Watercolor and Gouache, 12 x 16

End of Days “End of Days”

Acrylic, 3 ft x 3 ft

Fish of Eternal Life “Fish of Eternal Life”

Watercolor, 24 x 30

Reincarnation is Like That “Reincarnation is Like That”

Watercolor adn Gouache, 24 x 30

Once Upon a Kibbutz “Once Upon a Kibbutz”

Giclee, (original in Watercolor and Gouache)

City of the Fallen Angels “City of the Fallen Angels”

Watercolor and Gouache, 24 x 30