Harrah, a native of Greenbrier County, West Virginia, moved to the
Washington, DC area in 1958 after attending the Ringling School of
Art in Sarasota, Florida. Since then he has worked full-time as an
artist and graphic designer. During the years 1969-2005, Bill and
his wife Dianne owned and operated Providence Graphics, a graphic
design studio providing illustration and graphic design services to
associations, corporations, and government agencies in Northern Virginia
and Washington DC.
1992, Bill started Wolf Run Studio to market his drawings of Virginia
historic buildings and regional wildlife. His expansive portfolio
now includes wildlife from around the world, university landmark
buildings, national historic places, and popular pets. Bills
detailed pencil drawings have been faithfully reproduced on fine quality
acid-free prints and notecards.
for many of Bill's wildlife drawings comes from the abundance of
beautiful birds and animals that live near his natural backyard
pond throughout the year. Bill
and his wife also travel to zoos, wildlife areas and historic locations
to take photographs for reference and gather information. Well-traveled
friends and relatives also contribute personal photographs to use
as the basis for drawings.
The name Wolf Run Studio is derived from Wolf Run, a stream which borders the artists property. Clifton, Virginia is a rural area located in Fairfax County about one hour from Washington, DC.
Bill Harrah is a long-time member of The Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild and exhibits his work at juried art & craft shows in Virginia.