Willicey Tynes

  • Pioneer Press, 2016
  • Welcome Bahamas, Etienne Dupuch Jr Publications LTD, 2015 
  • Trace Elements of Truth and Facts - A Plausible History by Larry Koob, 2014
  • Love and Responsibility - The Dawn Davies Collection, 2012
  • The Nassau Guardian
  • The Tribune (tribune242.com)
  • St. Cloud Times (sctimes.com)
  • ​The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Fourth National Exhibition – 2008, Page 72
  • Fidelity Insurance 2008 Calendar (June and November)
  • Visual Art Minnesota 2008 Art Calendar
  • Art International 2008 catalog

Boards & Organizations

Artist Guild of Central MN, Founded 2011 - 2016

Paramount Arts Resource Trust Board, since 2011 - 2016

Paramount Visual Art Advisory Committee, since 2010 - 2016

Visual Arts Minnesota Board, 2010


  • 2016 Established Artist Award - Central MN Arts Board
  • 2015 Bahamian Icon Award - Fine Art - Nassau, Bahamas
  • 2015 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant
  • Merit Award, 2012-2013 -Elk River Area Arts Alliance
  • Second Place, 2012 - Visual Arts Minnesota
  • First Place, 2011 - Paramount Arts Juried Art Exhibit
  • Individual Artist Award, 2010 - Central MN Arts Board
  • First Place, 2010 - Visual Arts Minnesota

Click the PORTFOLIO tab above to see the online gallery of original oil paintings and sculptures or to see the latest news on the artist PRESS RELEASE


Selected Exhibitions

Willicey has been part of over 100 exhibitions, listed below are a selected few

  • Art International by Princess Bo Guirey, Lyford Cay, Bahamas, 2008, 2014
  • To Nassau With Love, Solo Exhibition, Nassau, Bahamas 2012
  • Salon International 2012, San Antonio, Texas, 2012
  • ​Oak Park Art League, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, Illinois, 2011
  • ​Foot in the Door 4, Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2010
  • National Art Gallery of the Bahamas Fourth Annual Exhibit, 2008
  • Art International by Princess Bo Guirey, Lyford Cay, Bahamas, 2008
  • Arts in Harmony, Elk River Area Alliance, Elk River, Minnesota, 2008


International artist Willicey Tynes is a self taught oil painter and sculptor. Born in the Bahamas in 1978, Willicey Tynes has been bringing the beauty of the Caribbean to his canvas since childhood.  His fascination with natural surroundings emerged early in his career and this theme is prevalent in his work.  To him life is not abstract, but real and structured, and this is clearly identifiable in his approach to his pieces.  His choice of medium is oil on canvas, but he has also achieved great results with pencil and pastel. Willicey has always been drawn to the technical aspects of painting, but loves the flow and movement of color that is sometimes only achieved by an intuitive approach. With his realistic style of painting he favors florals, seascapes and portraits as subject matter. Willicey has taught himself most of what he knows about painting and attributes his ability to having a trained eye and lots of practice. Pushing his limit and challenging himself has led Willicey to sculpting in various mediums such as clay, bronze and glass. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States in numerous juried shows and extensively in the Bahamas.