Meet the Maker: Will Day


Will Day is an abstract, modern, contemporary painter based in Boulder, CO. His paintings grace the walls of local business, the homes of Boulderites, and can even be found in homes and companies around the world. With an emphasis on allowing viewers to generate their own synopsis of each of his paintings, he creates pieces aimed at drawing out inner emotion and thought rather than provide a piece that has a fortified subject.

Q: At what point in your life did you decide to pursue a creative path?


Will: It was September 11th, 2001, when everything changed for millions of people. It was at that point where I had to find a new direction in life, so I left the world of finance/sales and began my journey as a creative spirit. It was a leap of faith trying to unleash my creative juices and make a living but I knew there was no turning back. I have always been Inspired by the writer Joseph Campbell and  he counts every moment in his life as a blessing and that’s how I approach my paintings after the 9/11 tragedy.

Q: What was the last concert/show you attended?


Will: Maroon 5 in Denver.. It was a great performance

Q: Where did you grow up?


Will: I grew up in Darien, CT and worked in NYC for a while. However, We moved to Colorado from Los Angeles right after the economic crash of 2008.  

Q: Do you have a favorite place in the mountains you love to visit?


Will: Definitely Vail, hands down anytime of the year.

Q: What album/song are you currently listening to?


Will: I listen to all types of music from classical to rock& roll to country.. But I am always looking for new contemporary music. If you are in my studio, you will hear music throughout my space. I love all types of music because it allows my mind to explore the different sounds and emotions throughout the day.

Q: It's the weekend. What do you see yourself doing?

Will: Many things- Either attending my kids sports events with my wife, or skiing now that is winter time..