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Darryl Willison - Artist Biography

Thank you for taking time to read about me and my inspiration. I am a husband, stay home father of two beautiful daughters and a professional artist. I have been an artist all my life, drawing with whatever I got my hands on. I am self taught in all aspects of what I do, driven by the curiosity of the outcome. I think this is very important for the public to know, due to current economical times, it is important for a client to know what they are getting for their money. You take a test drive before you buy a car; why not know all you can about an artist, and their inspiration?

I am the creator of my own unique style, and very fortunate to have been given this opportunity to stand alone in my own category, thus, creating value to my art and subsequently making me a good investment. I traveled all over the country in my youth and perhaps this how I became fascinated with the beauty and the history of the country side I use in my art. My favorite places to live as a kid were Ft. Sill, OK and Ft. Hood, Texas, because of the "wild west" history they preserved. My mom is also an artist; began silk-screening early in the 1970's, pulling poster editions of "psychedelic" art-way to go mom! I thought I had a wild imagination! So it is easy for me to assume I know where I got my interest in vivid color. After moving on from college at UW-River Falls, I moved back to Texas, choosing Austin as my new home. This was in the mid eighties, and what a great time! Austin was alive with Stevie Ray Vaughn and an art boom! I was introduced to my first art gallery then, El Taller Gallery, and my work was overwhelmingly successful! I am still represented by El Taller today, as well as 14 other galleries across the nation including my own. Today, I am an award winning artist, and I continue to be invited into very honorable opportunities. Without my patrons, I am nothing.

I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and love the dry climate, big open skies and the color and flavor that only the west can provide,food for the soul.