Duncan Will is a FOSEL board member and part of the FOSEL Local/Focus window installation team. Retired after a career in independent school administration, including 25 years at Phillips Academy in Andover, Will was inspired to take up painting by his mother and grandmother, who were artists. He paints in oil at his home studio in the South End and takes weekly classes at the Museum of Fine Arts, where he also volunteers on Sundays on the information desk.
Will loves the creative process of facing a blank canvas, having only a vague idea of what to do next, and going through the experience of how “the painting itself just takes over.” He composes sweeping images of landscapes, seascapes and clouds while refining his drawing skills for more detailed compositions. Several of his works are in private collections.
The art work is on display at the South End library through June. Prices range from $250 to $500 with 100 percent of sale proceeds to be donated to the SE library for programming sponsored by the library staff.