“I fucking hate talking about art. Just come and look at some pictures and drink free beers”
Will’s craft is unique, hand painted murals, signs, and glass art is what the man is known for. But his intricate decorative art and gold gilding work is the best in the game. Actually, there might be better, but Will is pretty fucking good. His work is incredibly detailed—up close to you realise how long it must take the finish. It’s amazing to see how it all comes together.
To dig deeper, I asked his business partner, Nathan Pickering for some insight. I wanted to know exactly what Will does and what his style is. He replied: “He’s a decorative glass artist/the cunt doesn’t have any”
Art curator Matt Rabbidge of Mild Manners has some nicer things to say about Will:
“His style is timeless. Will’s dedication to traditional sign painting and gold leaf detailing is unprecedented, forever pushing new techniques and looking for ways he can better the detail in his work. The few mentors whom he’d consider the best in the game would be quick to agree he’s right there with them.”
Get down to Will’s show at China heights and judge his style for yourself.
‘PROOF OF LIFE’ by CHRIS TOWN & WILL LYNES
Where: China Heights Gallery
When: Opening Friday October 21st, 6-8pm. Continues 12-5pm Saturday and Sunday, then by appointment until October 30th.
Free beers: Yes.