It is an unusual day when Calvin Willis arrives at the art studio without a hat on. Each cap is an extension of his personal taste, and his train conductor’s hat reflects his love of trains. Many of Calvin’s illustrations and paintings also reflect his fascination with trains and all things transportation. Calvin lives vicariously through his drawings saying, “It’s almost like you’re on one.” Besides drawing trains, his figures are very striking and incorporate geometric designs. His graphite drawings are built up with many layers, and his erasing erodes the surface of the paper. This process creates ghost images in his illustrations. He always notices the little details when anything in his life changes, he is very observant and that translates to his artwork. Key Skills • Painting: Acrylic, Watercolor • Drawing: Graphite Exhibitions 2018 Open Door Collection – 1650 Watermark Animal Kingdom – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery Horizons – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery 2017 Efflorescence – Franklin Park Conservatory Cardinal Health Gallery German Village Meeting Haus – Columbus, OH Open Door Collection – 1650 Watermark 2016 Alladin’s Exhibition – Alladin’s Eatery America – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery Are You Afraid of the Art? – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery Complementary – Carnegie Gallery Frame of Mind – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery 2015 Are You Afraid of the Art?– Open Door Art Studio & Gallery Don’t Be Square – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery Rock, Paper, Scissors – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery The Plot Thickens – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery 2014 Are You Afraid of the Art? – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery Big and Small Wonders – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery Flora & Fauna – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery Red Hot – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery 2013 Are You Afraid of the Art? – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery Home – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery Small Wonders – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery 2012 Are You Afraid of the Art? – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery Pieces of Me – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery Outside/In – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery