A master of composition, color and brush handling, Michael Willmon expresses his unique apocalyptic vision in his meticulously painted vistas that are often filled with cavorting skeletal figures and depicted in a compelling monochromatic color palette.
Willmon’s continued fascination with New Orleans’ sublime revelry is apparent in this new exhibition, which includes paintings of his signature graveyard scenes. Additionally, in his recent paintings Willmon employs his signature monochromatic color palette in a series of paintings that pay homage to earlier renowned artists of New Orleans and the region. This new series of paintings includes tributes to Robert Gordy, Walter Anderson, Alexander Drysdale, Noel Rockmore and southern hero P.G.T Beauregard. Also included in the exhibition is a major painting influenced by Hurricane Katrina.