The following information was provided by Mary Dorsey, on May 9 ,2019:
William Ballantine Dorsey 1942-2019
On the evening of April 29, William died after being hit by a pickup truck while walking across a street in Palm Desert, California.
Primarily self-taught, William was best known as a California Landscape Painter. His paintings were reminiscent of the California Impressionists with rich atmospheric perspective and depth. It is important to note that William had difficulty seeing distance due to an eye condition. He would create the illusion of depth with skillful painting techniques and his sophisticated use of color.
William’s paintings were frequently available on the second
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