Marcy P. Willis
As a New Orleans abstract artist, I constantly strive to create uplifting, ethereal pieces that bring joy to the homes in which my paintings live in. What started as a pastime to lift my spirits in a time of turbulence (2020), quickly became a passion and grew into a business. I pour my heart into each unique piece I create, and my hope is that my pieces bring moments of peace, calm, and happiness to your homes and to the observer. Color is a true inspiration in everything I do; and although my husband likes to say that my work has an “Easter Aesthetic”, I take it as a compliment as I love all things pastel – I think it brings a sense of calm and clarity. Above all, it brings me happiness to paint in any color palette- whether dark, light, strong, or soft, as colors bring absolute life to a space.
My recognized use of straight gold lines and edges, along with the juxtaposition of blurred, free forming paint are meant to marry the balance between what we can control and what is wonderfully out of our control- and how combining the two, in turn, makes our life beautiful and unexpected. You will also see uses of gold dots or strokes in groupings of 3 of 4 in each piece, which represents those most important in our lives- for me, it's my original family circle of 3 including myself and my parents, and now my new family circle of 4 with my husband. In turn, these dots are meant to symbolize the special people in the lives of each beholder. Small hidden meanings in the details I paint is what makes my art truly special to me.
I hope the emotions evoked from my paintings will be reflected in your home and that you will love your Marcy P. Willis piece each time you walk by it.