Born and raised in Cincinnati, William is not a typical artist. He holds no degrees or certifications in art. He grew up with an appreciation of art and began collecting art in high school. In 1996, he started to study how to draw and paint, taking classes at the Cincinnati Art Academy. This is his representation of a Native American in traditional dress.
Further notes regarding Native American Spirituality:
Native American religions are the spiritual practices of the indigenous peoples of the Americas.
Traditional Native American ceremonial ways can vary widely and are based on the differing histories and beliefs of individual tribes, clans, and bands. Early European explorers describe individual Native American tribes, and even small bands, as each having their own religious practices.
Theology may be monotheistic, polytheistic, henotheistic, animistic, shamanistic, pantheistic or any combination thereof. Traditional beliefs are usually passed down in the forms of oral histories, stories, allegories, and principles, and rely on face to face teaching in one's family and community.