Stephen Willey is from Eastern Maryland, currently living in Thomas, WV, the hub of Tucker Arts. Stephen has always had a focus of illustrating emotions in a tangible way, be it longing or nostalgia or anger or happiness. This pairs with his fascination with the melding of technology and nature and how they interact, blend together and change us.
He primarily illustrates digitally. "I love the colors and level of detail I'm able to achieve this way. Though I do enjoy combining modern methods with more traditional art and photography as well."
Stephen's bespoke piece for the 14th edition of the Canaan MTB Festival gives off those relaxing, surreal vibes that riding in Canaan evoke. It's what we do...combine the technology of bikes with riding trails in wild nature.
Stephen says, " Thank you for taking the time to enjoy my work. I hope it's able to capture a feeling you've always know, but couldn't quite hold"
We haven't decided if we will do a T-shirt this year, but we will have posters for sure.