BILL BARRELL: Full Circle
Catalogue for the 2011 PAAM retrospective exhibition.
Provincetown is where my life as an artist began. In the summer of 1956, at the age of just 24 years old, I had the feeling there was something special I was meant to do but I could not figure out just what it was.When I arrived in Provincetown, I was made aware of not just art, but artists and a way of life that an artist led. Bingo! It all came together for me. I knew exactly what that special something was that I wanted to do. I wanted to be an artist.
— Bill Barrell
Artist’s talk excerpt