About the Artist

Brian Willard’s landscape paintings of the European countryside combine the loose and gestural lines of impressionist paintings with careful detail to ground the compositions with refinement and care. He continues to create paintings that combine Old World elegance with youth and energy.

Brian Willard began studying landscape painting under the instruction of master Lake Forest artist, Jacqui Blatchford.  At Columbia College Chicago, Willard  received his BFA, concentrating in Painting with a Minor in Fiction Writing with instruction from painters Anna Kunz and Scott Anderson.  In 2008 Brian studied painting and bookmaking in Florence at the Italian International Institute, Lorenzo de’ Medici.  Brian Willard has also studied classical portrait painting with Linda Kollacks.

Willard has pieces in the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection at the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago’s Permanent Collection of Art.

Willard’s studio is located in Lake Bluff and he is a contributor to the Chicago Arts Archive:

Sixty Inches From Center.

Copyright Brian Willard 2012