Mountain Made Asheville Artist Profile: William Whittell
Business/Studio: Spring Creek, NC
Type of work includes: Painting & Mixed Media
Work tagged as: leaf paintings
William “Will” Whittell has been an artist for over 45 years. Originally from Miami, he moved to NC in 1999. His family background is Irish, Scottish and English, very much like the Appalachian people from this area. William says that he feels as if he has finally come home.
Whittell creates unique “leaf” paintings by capturing local scenes and critters and painting them directly on actual leaves he gathers from native trees and shrubs. The combination of natural artistic talent with Nature’s leaves produces delightfully unexpected paintings.
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