Junior Williams: meet him Friday Jan 8, 5:30-7

Junior Williams brought his brilliantly-colored work to The Art Shoppe in late 2015, and he will be the Artist-on-the-Wall in January and February 2016. Meet him at The Art Shoppe on Friday January 8 from 5:30-7.

Thatch House

“Thatch House” is a flashback on lots of people in any culture who live or have lived in poverty.  “I sketched this from memory, living a Caribbean lifestyle. It is a reminder of my past,” he said.



How he makes art

Junior begins each canvas with a vision or an idea, and then he sketches and paints. He uses pencil, canvas, acrylic paint, and really good brushes.


Painting since he was 13

Junior began painting when he was 13. He became a professional artist and works hard on the detail of each piece.  He paints portraits of people and of wood carvings, and accepts commissions.


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Favorite art-making tools

It’s a tie between a good pencil and really good brushes.



Why he makes art

He says “I make art because it’s all I ever wanted to do, all I want to do. I love it, and it makes me relax.”




Monday 10% off

It’s a New Year. It’s Monday. Sun’s out. Sky’s blue. Everything at The Art Shoppe is 10% off.


Andrea Martin’s Monarch Garden: She is a paper cutter who makes magic with an Exacto knife.


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The Backyard Roosters of Saint Paul: a book of whimsy.


Come to the Market (if you leave hungry, it’s your own fault), and to The Art Shoppe and the work of 90 Minnesota Artists.