The kaleidoscope that is Newport is reflected in the dynamic watercolors of William Heydt. His bold palette and painterly technique create a prismatic effect of form and color. Alternating patterns of people and places converge and diverge, forming vibrant images of a city and those who make it so vital.
More than portraits of significant people, these pictures capture an essence of Newport that tourists don’t see. He juxtaposes a legendary Newporter – Billy Rose-with a legendary place- the Redwood Library. Whether his subjects are at the back of the counter or behind the desk, Heydt has made their daily lives part of Newport’s life.