About the Artist
Bill Harrah, a native of Greenbrier County, West Virginia, moved to the Washington, DC area in 1958 after attending the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida. Since then he has worked full-time as an artist and graphic designer. During the years 1969-2005, Bill and his wife Dianne owned and operated Providence Graphics, a graphic design studio providing illustration and graphic design services to associations, corporations, and government agencies in Northern Virginia and Washington DC.
In 1992, Bill started Wolf Run Studio to market his drawings of Virginia historic buildings and regional wildlife. His expansive portfolio now includes wildlife from around the world, university landmark buildings, national historic places, and popular pets. Bill’s detailed pencil drawings have been faithfully reproduced on fine quality acid-free prints and notecards.
Inspiration for many of Bill's wildlife drawings comes from the abundance of beautiful birds and animals that live near his natural backyard pond throughout the year. Bill and his wife also travel to zoos, wildlife areas and historic locations to take photographs for reference and gather information. Well-traveled friends and relatives also contribute personal photographs to use as the basis for drawings.
The name Wolf Run Studio is derived from Wolf Run, a stream which borders the artist’s property. Clifton, Virginia is a rural area located in Fairfax County about one hour from Washington, DC.
Bill Harrah was a long-time member of The Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild and exhibited his work at juried art & craft shows throughout Virginia until 2011.Type your paragraph here.
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