WILLIS COUTURE R. (WCMTL) BIOGRAPHY
Willis Couture R. is an emerging self-taught artist from Montreal Canada. His WCMTL signature stands for Willis Couture Montreal. Willis recently moved and established himself in Washington D.C.
His goal is simple: “The goal of my art is to motivate people and inspire others to have a positive outlook on life,” Willis shares. “Everything I make is to encourage others in some way or other.”
Willis Couture R. specializes in abstract painting with a twist: some of his paintings features a portrait or positive message meant to motivate its viewers to push through tough times. Most traditional abstract art has no writing on it, but the people have taken a quick liking to Willis’s creations. Visually, these "positive piece of arts" are vivid and striking - taking us away from a negative state of mind to an inspiring and motivating one. The style of his works have stretched into something much more expressive and motivating than we've seen in the past. Being self-taught as an artist, WCMTL quickly learned "the rules" of painting and even quicker, innovated them.
His positivism flows from a genuine place in his own personal experiences. At first, Willis started to design and hand paint on clothes and for the past 5 years transitioned into art to promote his message.
Willis understands and stresses that our struggles are not the same. Our hardships have different faces, and we all cope in different ways. While he fought one battle, his neighbors fight others. The aim of his art is to motivate his viewers to encourage one another.
People who struggle could be your friends, your neighbors, or even you. Everybody’s story is worth sharing; his original artwork embodies this through its cheerful abstracts.
WCMTL artwork can be seeing in different collectors homes, restaurant, coffee shops and more across different North American cities such as Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, New-York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and more.
I love his artwork! One glance at his website and Instagram is enough to see that this man has tapped into a stream of pure goodness that Montreal needs.
Jillian Clark – mtltimes.ca – Montreal Canada
His work is so dope! I got few paintings from Wcmtl for my studio. His pieces are inspiring and I need that to keep going!
Preme (OVO / Reps Up) – Recording artist – Toronto Canada
I am blessed to have few of his painting hanging on the walls of my boutique. His paintings are striking. I am a positive person and I relate to the message that Willis is spreading. He is an amazing artist with an amazing message!
Stephen Usenbor – Owner of Bed-Stuy Fly Boutique – Brooklyn NY USA
Willis’s work is simply amazing. His work reflect what is in my mind. I requested some custom work from him and he delivered it on time and the quality is exceptional! His work always amazes me. He is always on point with the color schemes and texture. Definitely an artist that is worth checking out!
Jason Macaraig (J Mac) – Official barber of recording artist Drake – Toronto Canada
I have few of his pieces! I’ve seeing his work progress throughout the years. He is getting better and better. I love his unique work and the life and positivity it brings to my home walls!
Cynthia Polanco - Owner of Cynthia Conciergerie – Montreal Canada
To fully appreciate an artwork, it's important to understand the artist's reasoning behind it. Willis focuses on positivity. I have a piece of his art work and I love it! I love the effect and energy it brings upon me!
Kyle Riettie – Owner of Buck 15 expresso bar – Montreal Canada