Will Hemsley is a painter and sculptor living and working on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. He received his BFA from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2005. His oil paintings of life on the Chesapeake Bay are popular among collectors, and his sculptures are featured prominently in the lobbies of numerous businesses and institutions across Maryland. Will’s artistic style builds on the great traditions of American Realism, and his sculptures and paintings have an expressionist boldness that captures the vitality and spirit of the region.
In addition to his art career, Will is also the captain of a charter fishing boat on the Chesapeake Bay. Much of his artistic inspiration is derived from his experience growing up and working on the water.