Will Caldwell’s paintings reflect the passions in his life.   His thirty years of painting professionally have revealed a richly faceted experience of worldly travel, Rocky Mountain living, forest conservation activist, parenting to four children, musician, and always the seeker of raw and sensual aesthetics. 

     Will’s paintings of latin dance are a convergence of his life long love of dance, and his current involvement as leader of a latin jazz/world beat band, and producer of two summer concert series in his world famous resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho.

     Nicolai Fechin the great Russian Figure painter has always been Will Caldwell’s strongest influence for painting technique, although he has extensively studied the works of Degas and of the French Impressionists.  His early mentors, Rod Goebel, Ned Jacob and George Carlson, exceptional figure painters of the Taos and Denver western art sphere, gave him first hand guidance and encouragement.  Over the years, Will’s paintings have been exhibited at galleries in all twelve western states.

     The consummate American art teacher Robert Henri said the purest art inspiration comes from living life fully.  That bit of advice has always found resonance in the artistic pathways of Will Caldwell.

Will on drums
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