Artist of the Month: Blaine Willis


Blaine Willis is a Johnson City, Tennessee native. He has been painting throughout his life, and the basis for his artwork is how photons interact with surfaces. Blaine began mixing colors from raw pigment in his parents paint store in preschool.
This new work, Kaleidoscope, incorporates the use of found objects to create geometric designs, using overlapping visual planes. This new work part of which is much smaller than his typical output, can be viewed on its own, or with the use of chromadepth glasses to enhance the color separations. The new pieces, or “experiments“ are part of Blaine‘s research into how colors effect emotions. Each piece incorporates multiple color layers and techniques. Blaine urges viewers to look at the work without the glasses first, then view other dimensions created by the color separations.
The work of Blaine Willis has been displayed throughout the south east, and he has collectors in several states. Blaine graduated from ETSU, with a degree in psychology, and a minor in art. He is available for commissions.
Opening reception for Kaleidoscope will be First Friday, December 2nd, from 6-8 p.m. at Dos Gatos and will remain up throughout the month.
For more information please call Nelson Fine Art at 423-773-1096