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Hi I'm Bill Earnshaw

I am retired and create collage paintings. My family and I have lived in New Hampshire for forty years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I have six children, 30 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. We love to travel and see tourist attractions in the United States and other countries. Art has been a life long interest of mine. I was introduced to oil painting by the Sudbury, Massachusetts, Art Association, and studied at the nearly DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Beside oil, I use acrylics and watercolors. I like to experiment with different ideas and materials. My latest focus is watercolor collages with their three dimensional feeling and bright colors. I am a past President of the Manchester Artists Association and was elected as the Artist of the Year for 1996/97. I regularly participate as the Artist of the Month and has received several prizes in local exhibitions. I have conducted demonstrations and workshops on watercolor collage. I am a member of the New Hampshire Art Association. My works are included in many private and public collections in the United Sates and overseas.

Why I am a Mormon

Throughout my life I have been blessed to have a testimony concerning sacred things. As a small boy, I was taught by my mother to pray to God. As I grew and learned, I had many spiritual experiences that led me to the knowledge that God lives. He is a kind, wise Heavenly Father who loves each of us his children. He is literally our Father. We have a mother of our spirits. The first born of His children is Jesus Christ, who came to earth and atoned for the sins of mankind. The Father and the Son have physical bodies of flesh and bones. The Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhead and has a spiritual body. The Godhead consists of three separate and distinct individuals. They are one in purpose and mind. I know that Jesus Christ is the Savior of all who will accept His atoning sacrifice. He is my Elder Brother, who volunteered to come to earth and suffer mortal pain beyond the imagination of man. Under the direction of the Father, Jesus Christ created the world and all that is in it. His work allows us to become Sons and Daughters of God. If we accept the atonement and keep all the covenants we make, we can return and live with Heavenly Father. I was baptized after attending the Mormon church for two years with my two older sisters.

How I live my faith

I previously served in town elected and volunteer positions as a member of the School Board and the historical society. I attend the Bedford Ward each Sunday and serve as a Home Teacher to four families. As a sealer in the Boston Massachusetts Temple, I sealed or bind families together for time and eternity. As a young missionary, I served for two years in England. When I retired, my wife and I served as a senior missionary couple in the Philippines and Australia.