We Welcome Our New Gallery Artist, Bill L. Booz III
By Cielo Sand Hodson
A New Leaf Gallery is proud to announce our new gallery artist, Bill Booz. Bill is a skilled photographer and videographer and a lover of adventure. His photography, now displayed in A New Leaf Gallery, captures his enthusiasm for adventure and his awe of the natural world. We invite the public to view Bill’s photography from his many travels.
Bill Booz III is an adventure seeker who’s mission is to engage in and live an extraordinary life by traveling the World, documenting his experiences on photo and video and achieving life fulfillment. Bill started on his adventures shortly before deciding to backpack the entire 2,160 mile long Appalachian Trail, a wilderness footpath that extends from Georgia to Maine over a 7 month time frame. This was an odyssey that took him through 14 states and is estimated to take about 5,000,000 steps to complete.
Bill’s adventures have not stopped there. He has been to all 50 states, as well as exotic places like China, Australia and Africa. He has SCUBA dived on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, summited Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa and hiked on the Great Wall of China. Adventures like tracking Silverback gorillas in Rwanda, swimming with sharks in Central America and monkey’s jumping into his arms in China have all contributed to his amazing experiences. He has been on over 250 adventures spanning 5 of 7 continents. In addition to traveling the World, he also enjoys giving financial advice and film making. Bill is an accomplished photographer and had his work published in magazines in the United States and abroad. He took first place in the Rwanda Air Magazine for landscape photography in Africa and has appeared on TV, radio, newspapers and magazines. Bill’s first book, Seasons and Colors of the Appalachian Mountains, is a pictorial guide that has been well received. His second book, Total Return LifeTM is due to be published soon.
Bill’s adventure buddy is his Jack Russel Terrier, named Maggie who accompanied him on his 19,100 mile RV odyssey from Philadelphia to Alaska and back. They live in Bassett, VA. He is a Certified Financial Planner and a finance major who graduated Cum Laude from Rutgers University and is active with his Alma mater.
A NEW LEAF GALLERY invites visitors to our Fine Arts gallery inside the Station across from the Floyd Country Store. The Gallery offers fine art originals and prints in all media, sterling silver jewelry, note cards, pottery, books by local authors and gifts. New guest artists' exhibits are scheduled every two months. For information on classes, our Guest Artist program and other events, call 540-745-7367.