A graduate of the Art Center College of Design in 1983, Bill Cone has been painting landscapes for the last 14 years, often in the East Bay hills, with yearly pack trips into the Sierra. His work has been exhibited in group and solo shows throughout California. His “day job” is as a Production Designer for Pixar Animation Studios, where he has done hundreds of pastel lighting studies for films. He has also taught classes on lighting and color at Pixar for the last 10 years. He blogs at www.billcone.blogspot.com.