William Phelps Montgomery was raised by art historians, who imbued his childhood with the wonders of art. They provided experiences and exposures to both the history and the current trends in architecture, the decorative arts, and the fine arts of painting and sculpture. Of the many books and exhibits that he saw, the pivotal one was an international abstract exhibition they took him to at age fourteen. The power of the work ignited an inspiration and sent Will on the road to becoming an abstract artist. Painting was his initial technique, however, by 1991 the computer’s potential lured him to virtual painting.