Road Less Travelled

William Punt

Punt was born in 1932 in the former Dutch East Indies (after the Indonesian Revolution in 1949 called Indonesia).

In 1947 Punt moved with his family to his ancestral homeland, the Netherlands. Here he resumed his education that had been interrupted during the war and the revolution. He studied Engineering at the Technical University at Delft and Economics at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. In 1973 he graduated from the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

Punt served his compulsory, active military service in the Royal Netherlands Army as an Intelligence Officer and Acting Commander of the Intelligence Company of the 1st Army Corps.

After his military service he started his career in the manufacturing industry, which saw him work with companies in Europe, USA and Canada, progressing to an executive position in a Fortune 500 company. Upon retirement he founded a management consulting company offering advice in corporate affairs. During his career he traveled widely in Europe and North America.

Punt, is mostly a self-taught painter. He started painting at a young age, using watercolours, until war, revolution, education, career and family became the priorities in life. He took up painting again in the 80’s, using oil paints but life interfered again. Twenty-six years later he decided to take lessons from Stephen Snider at the Art School of Peterborough in the use of acrylics and a Workshop with Lucy Manley. He is now happily painting again. Punt is a member of the Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio.