W I L L I A M D I S C O U N T
William Alan Discount, born 1929 in Greenport, New York. Graduate of the School of Visual Arts. Illustrated Children's books until 1950, then entered Advertising as an artist and later an Art Director. The last 25 years has Free-Lanced from Hauppauge. In 1984 he merged his talent with the computer and started experimenting with digital images. The result was an ongoing series of striking and realistic visuals of landmarks and other subjects. Mr. Discount recently developed a series of original art entitled "Americana Today". A modern version of Folk Art.
For years I illustrated homes (Front elevations and plans in 1 color) for builders. I recently converted the front elevations to 3/4 views, added color and entourage. I also Photographed each and every shop in the village of Port Jefferson for use in my attempt of Digital Watercolors, which to date has gone nowhere (see www.digitalwatercolorsus.com). I then used the photos for reference and drew the shops in the same "folk art" technique as I did the houses. Next I assembled each scene as you can see. I am in the process of producing additional PortJeff Scenes and have been commissioned to do modern folk art of another village.