Pencil/Markers/Pen & Ink/Acrylic/Faux Stained Glass
Bull Shoals, AR 72619
Directions: From the intersection of AR62B and AR5N in Mountain Home, turn onto AR5N and travel 6.2 miles to Midway and turn left onto AR178W. Travel 9.3 miles to just past Harps in Bull Shoals and turn left onto C.S. Woods Road. Continue .1 mile and turn left onto Maple to the house on the right just across from the Presbyterian Church. Studio entrance is from carport.
Pen/ink, markers, mixed media, oil, acrylic, wood, poster art, faux stained glass and the use of anything “cool” to make “cooler” is what you will find in the studio of Wil Love. Love grew up in the Pine Bluff/Stuttgart area and the mystique of the delta/Grand Prairie region drives much of his creative “push”. The number one aspect behind it all is music. “Much of my goal as an artist is to make someone hear, taste and feel what they see,” says Love.
About 10-15 years ago, Love began creating concert posters for the band he was in and was eventually approached by other bands and promoters to do the same for them. His early work was done with simple pens and copy paper. Eventually, however, he would be introduced to faber-castell pens, prisma color pencils and markers and everything fell into place. Love feels this is when he truly began learning art.
Love has created poster and t-shirt art for bands, organizations and events including the 2014 Bull Shoals Haunted Hay Ride and the 2008 World Championship Duck Call contest.
Love’s states “Art is vision. It’s everything going on in the background; it’s what you feel before you see and it’s what you see only after looking at it twice. Art is what’s there when you close your eyes and all the senses dance in your head.”
Love and his wife moved to Bull Shoals in August 2012 and immediately fell in love with the area. They have 2 daughters, a son-in-law, 3 granddaughters and 2 ½ grand-dogs.