Todd A. Williams was born in the small farming community of Central City, Nebraska. Since his childhood he has been aware of the natural beauty of the world around him, an awareness that he continues to cultivate today through the art of painting. Todd's influences have been many, ranging from Barbizon tonalism to Sorolla's impressionistic sea of color. The one constant in his life are his heroes: Nicolai Fechin, Joaquin Sorolla and Anders Zorn. Todd recognizes the importance of being technically proficient in his craft and keeping in touch with others who share similar concerns.