William Rodgers’ path to a fulfillment in art took a circuitous route. Despite a deep interest in art and museums from an early age, he found himself pursuing a business degree at the University level. At the same time he was painting for himself and as a way to afford gifts for family and friends. Rodgers’ degree aspirations changed which resulted in degrees in Art and Art History, a Masters Degree from the New York Academy of Art and six years post-graduate study in some of the world’s top studios, including locations in Florence and Rome.
Rodgers opened The Pacific Atelier of SALON des arts in Makawao, Hawaii, a traditional atelier in which the students studied the fundamentals of drawing, painting and sculpture.
Rodgers currently resides and teaches in California.