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rtist Will Day never expected his journey in life to lead him all the way to now. Day describes “now” being the realization of his passion and joy through the awakening of his creative spirit. Day first discovered painting as what he illustrates to be his “expression of inner thoughts that let my heart and soul talk to the world,” at age 13 while working on a watercolor project for Ms. K’s class. Ever since, Day says he had searched to get back to that moment of truth, authenticity and love for something, which is so rare to experience. “Becoming an artist was my version of a mid-life crisis, I suppose,” Day says lightheartedly. “My wife didn’t marry an artist!” Day knows of course that his decades of patience, searching, and support WILL DAY ART AT THE STUDIO (BOULDER) are what allowed 3550 Frontier Ave, Unit A2 him to finally be Boulder immersed in what 917.622.2071 makes him feel WillDayArt.com most alive. 26

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Day “grew up” and had a lot of different jobs but always struggled to connect to people and the world in a way that resonated in his soul. Twenty years after his watercolor experience, his soul awoke again during a tour with the Peace Corps in Tunisia. The language barrier during his trip brought painting and photography to the forefront of a means to communicate. Having worked on Wall Street at Bloomberg Financial Markets for some time and still feeling the void left by the lack of having a creative outlet, Day made the decision to get his master’s degree in architecture, hoping to reconnect with his soul in a more profound way. Little did Day know that a career in architecture wouldn’t be able to quench his undying thirst to realize what he experienced so long ago. However, architecture did provide him with what he calls “the best formal training an artist can have.” Craving to be creative, Day started going behind his garage and painting with oils--something he had never done. Now a nationally recognized Contemporary Abstract Expressionist, Day has a studio in L.A. and a gallery in Greenwich, Connecticut. He can pinpoint the moment he felt comfortable declaring, “I’m an artist.” It was at the July 2009 Downtown Boulder ArtsFair when Day first sold a few pieces. Boulder not only made Day a professional, he credits the tangible support for artists and entrepreneurs

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