Bill Hyslop doesn’t paint townscapes or landscapes, he paints “mindscapes.” Hyslop doesn’t take his subjects at face value. Instead of painting them exactly how they appear, he chooses to represent them more in terms of vibrational energy.
Some meta physicists have suggested that real world objects are made up of waves of energy. It is that energy that Hyslop strives to show, composing his subjects by creating spatial tension, motion, and rhythms.
Most of Hyslop's subjects include northern Lake Michigan’s shorelines. He also enjoys painting the rhythms he sees in buildings and small towns.