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