Bill Bellais is an artist and author living in Chillicothe, Missouri, a small city of  North Central Missouri. He has traveled around the world but finds France to be the most inspiring place to encourage painting watercolors and acrylics. He works in oils and other media but finds these two the best method of capturing the color and emotion he wishes to convey to the viewer. Bellais has studied art at various locations, including New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, Southwest College, Chula Vista, California; and the Arkansas Art Institute, Little Rock. He is currently being mentored by well-known watercolorist Jane Riles of San Diego, California. While in the Army and serving in Vietnam, Bellais engaged in the Famous Artist Course and produced a number of paintings of Vietnam in 1971-72.

His writings include essays in The Living Church, The Anglican Digest, and other publications. Books published by Bellais are An Owl Among the Ruins and Stories Never Told Before. He has also published a book of poetry titled, 180th Meridian.