Description Royal Portrush Golf Club is a private golf club in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The 36-hole club has two links courses, the Dunluce Links (the championship course) and the Valley Links. The former is one of the courses on the Open championship rota and will next host the tournament in 2019. In 1951, Royal Portrush hosted the Open Championship, the oldest of golf's major championships; the only Open not held on the island of Great Britain. The Open will return to Portrush in 2019, and will host twice more by 2040. It also hosted the Irish Open in 2012, the first in Northern Ireland since 1953.The Dunluce Links course is considered to be one of the best courses in the world. It was ranked fourth by Golf World in their list of 'The 100 greatest courses in the British Isles' in November 1996. Golf Magazine ranked it twelfth in their list of the Top 100 Courses in the World, and Golf Digest ranked it as the fourth best course outside the United States in 2007.Bill has been painting and selling his artworks and prints for over 30 years and they are collected worldwide. His golf course paintings are best sellers.You will find a good selection of famous golf courses in his collection on this site and he is adding new work regularly.
Bill Holkham Member Since January 2014 Artist Statement Bill Holkham is an artist who paints in the various forms of watercolors, pastels and oils. His work covers a wide variety of subjects such as golf, landscapes, cities, aircraft, towns, wildlife, fishing, marine, hunting, genre, houses and vacation homes. Prints of his golf course paintings have been in popular demand over the last few years and are great for clubhouses, golfing prizes, offices, dens and home decoration in general.
His artworks have been selling for the past 30 years and appear in company and private collections throughout the world. Interior designers/decorators have commissioned his work to help achieve the ambiance they are seeking for a particular home, office, restaurant or other location. His endeavor is to achieve a harmonious effect in his paintings through the careful selection of colors and the tonal values.
Successful Juried Exhibitions have included Bucks Arts Society, Chelsea Arts Society London, Museum of Oxford England, Guild of Aviation Artists, Gainesville Fine Art Association, Southern Art League, Naples Invitational Arts Show, Mount Dora Annual Arts Exhibition and many others. Bill has been awarded First Prize for Art and various Honorable Mentions.
Commissions other than individuals have included The World Bank, Heathrow International Conference Center, Flying Clubs (e.g. The Beagle Pup Club), Personal Plane Services (e.g. for Morane A1 restored for the Fantasy of Flight Museum), Health Trusts, Churches and Church Organizations, Major Ford Car Dealership, Restaurants across the world, various office Locations across the world. These have been either for a specific occasion or to help achieve that certain ambiance the commissioner is seeking.