William Engerson is a prolific artist and area native. Due to family separation and his mother’s mental illness, he was sent to Bethel Bible School, a foster home, in which he learned to take care of himself. He became interested in the arts at a young age while copying illustrations from Treasure Island. He was homeless for over fifteen years but is now housed at College Hill Courts, where he can create work in his own studio. William can typically be found painting in the Brainerd area, and he is a champion of keeping the “Arts Alive” in Chattanooga.