Medium: PaintingBill Whittaker gained fame as an expert decoy carver under the tutelage of master caver Orest Andrews. Functional hunting decoys eventually evolved into decorative bird carvings. In 1986 Bill was commissioned to carve Hooded Mergansers, which were presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II when she officially opened Science North. Retirement has allowed Bill to pursue other creative outlets including acrylic and oil painting and soap stone carving.
Bill has attended workshops offered by Paul Burdette, Suzanne McRae, Vicki Girard and Sandy Cline. His works can be found in numerous private collections.