Larry Willis is an artist living in Chandler, Arizona, whose work spans nearly three decades.After playing in rock bands for a time, with musicians who would go on to play with Michael Jackson and Kinks drummer Mick Avory, he turned his artistic endeavors to painting. He attended art classes at Phoenix College in 1967-68 but is basically self-taught. He was part of the seminal contemporary art scene of Phoenix in the early 1980’s. Besides having had twelve solo shows in Arizona, he has had work exhibited at dozens of galleries, art centers and museums from California to Maine and in collaboration with French artist Gregory Bouctot Charneau in Paris. He was twice selected to show at the Southwestern Invitational Exhibition and also selected two times for The Arizona Biennial at the Tucson Museum of Art. He was recently included in the exhibit “Messin With the Masters” at the Mesa Contemporary Art Museum.