Bukowski paints primarily from life and for the past 11 years has concentrated on the garden imagery of Sibley Park in Mankato, Minnesota. He is also working on a series of landscape paintings from the Red Jacket Trail near Mankato.
Though oil paint is his preference, he has also done work in fresco and egg tempera. His painting philosophy and style have been strongly influenced by the European tradition and canon of painters from Giotto to Matisse.
William Bukowski has participated in more than 170 exhibitions and has paintings in many private and public collections. Some of his public collections include the Minneapolis and St. Paul Children’s Hospitals, the Madison Art Center, the Waseca Art Center, the Worthington Art Center, Pathstone Living, the Otteson Museum, the University of North Dakota, the University of Minnesota, ISJ/Mayo Clinic and Bethany Lutheran College.