K. L. Graywill's
K. L. Graywill's
Welcome to my virtual galleries, where you can view my art up close, by series or medium.
digital + misc.
UPCOMING AND PAST EXHIBTIONS
The size of my landscape pieces vary in sizes, ranging from 9x12" to 36x48". All acrylic. I started painting in early 2014, my senior year of high school. The first and current subjects of my paintings are landscapes, the vast majority are fictional - places I imagine. View previews below of some of my favorites.
Sometimes my travels inspire landscape paintings from around the world:
ART OF PATHOLOGY
These pieces represent transitions from healthy to unhealthy, and render the changes take place at cellular level in the development of an illness. Each piece is accompanied by a placard showing the real life microscopic and histological inspirations behind the painting:
SPECIAL ART/SCI COMMISSIONS
A short, impromptu series of cityscapes that started in Prague in 2015 during a health internship. With a ballpoint pen and a steno notepad, I started sketching the city during my breaks. My collection has grown with every new city I visit or live in. Drawings are all approximately 6x9".
For a project I initiated dedicated to visualizing research data; this piece depicts skeletal deterioration research from the Hilton Lab at the Duke University School of Medicine.
This is piece was part of a collection aimed at reframing women's reproductive health. It depicts qualitative research on women's attitudes toward reproductive anatomy, specifically the cervix.
This piece, created to hang in a dormitory at Duke, depicts life at the cellular level: bone, blood, fat, muscle, nerve cells. I designed it as a color-by-number so that other students could take part in its creation.
St. Paul's Cathedral
Église Saint Jean Baptiste au Béguinage
St. Paul's Cathedral
A graphite portrait series of some of peers that were my inspirations and closest friends while I was a student at Duke University. Graphite on toned gray sketch paper. Each portrait took anywhere from 1-2 hours. All 30 were drawn over the course of a few days, during fall break of my last semester at Duke.
30 FRIENDS IN FALL
Digital portraits are drawn in editing software with a drawing tablets - just like drawing but with a stylus and a computer screen. Here are some of my digital portraits and snapshots of my process.
PORTRAITS FROM AMMAN
A graphite portrait series of some of the members of the family that hosted me in Amman when I worked for the Red Cross/Red Crescent Society in Jordan. Read my blog post about it. >>
SHORT STORY COMICS
Occasionally, I create black-and-white, autobiographical comics. Most are short stories and musings revolving around different aspects of my personal life, insecurities, and relationships. The latest of which, Lamps, about my experiences being diagnosed and coming to terms with bipolar, is being published by Penn State University Press in an upcoming mental health anthology.
I always wanted to write and illustrate a serialized graphic novel based on a science fiction fantasy concept I had been thinking about for years, but never had time to bring to life. Now called 85 Unseen, I released the comic in 2021 in form of a weekly webcomic which currently has over a thousand readers.
85 Unseen is illustrated in a vertical scroll format, designed to be read on mobile webcomic apps.
A scientist trying to get her powers back thinks she’s found a solution when she crosses paths with a fugitive on a quest to find the stars. Can they find the answers they seek before the Empire finds them? Or worse yet, before the very fabric of time and space unravels?
Screenprinting & Lasercutting
Coloring Book Illustration
Natural Wonders of the World
I used to teach painting workshops at The Loop Bar & Grill at Duke in Durham, NC - I even hosted some online workshops during the pandemic. Most of my painting workshops focused on landscape painting and acted as a fun way to decompress with others and be creative. I am available to teach one-off, remote or local workshops.