Born a Texan, Bill provided a living for his family as a petroleum geologist. Bill Tipton has now, however, fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming an artist. His home is in western Colorado overlooking the San Juan Mountains. His works hang in homes, banks, galleries and museums all over the United States. His art background includes studies with famous artists such as Everett Raymond Kinstler, Ray Froman, Richard Schmid, several members of the CAA, (including Howard Terpning) as well as in both the U.S. and Italy with Lajos Markos.
For a number of years he specialized in portraiture. Now he considers himself a Western artist and is probably best known for the seven stagecoach paintings in the museum of Wells Fargo Bank, San Francisco.