William Elston

(American, born 1949)

Spokane, Eastern Washington-based artist William Elston creates figurative paintings of rural and urban landscapes. He painted many of his artworks "en plein air", painted on location outdoors.

Born in Idaho and raised near Spokane, Elston received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Fort Wright College in Spokane in 1975. He has taught and guest lectured at Fort Wright College, Whitworth College in Spokane, Eastern Washington University in Cheney, the University of Washington in Seattle, and Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, among other institutions.