Born in Marple, Cheshire, William Geldart was educated at Hyde Grammar school. His earliest memories are of drawing scenes from neighbouring woodlands and local scenes. He worked as a photographer with an RAF fighter squadron based in Germany, followed by a short time at the Regional College of Art in Manchester followed by an advertising agency before joining Cheshire Life magazine, where he was Art Editor for six years.
In 1979 he set out as a professional artist in Henbury near Macclesfield, Cheshire. William travels extensively abroad – and enjoys book and magazine illustration commissions as well as commissions from Manchester Airport, The Sunday Times, the Halle Orchestra to name but a few. William’s subjects range from scenes in and around the north-west to characters both real and imaginary and he has exhibited in some of the UK’s most prestigious galleries and even had a BBC television documentary made about his life and work. William still spends his days drawing the places, people and animals he so loves and is enjoying his greatest popularity among his many admirers.