Cherokee Indian art that preserves Native American history and legends

Will was born in Cherokee, North Carolina and is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. He is from a talented family of artists, including his father who was well known in the community for his masonry work. After high school Will enhanced his artistic talent at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Will’s self-portrait “Cherokee Pride” won a blue ribbon at the North Carolina Mountain State Fair and a red ribbon at the Cherokee Fall Festival. 

Self portrait at the Cherokee artist’s spiritual retreat – Mingo Falls


Will has created two colorfully painted fiberglass bears as a part of a Cherokee Indian art program in Cherokee featuring the talents of local tribal artists. “The Patriot” may be seen at the Veterans’ Memorial on Tsali Boulevard (see photo upper left - Will with Principal Chief Michell Hicks); and “Four Seasons” which will be installed outside Harrah’s Casino & Hotel when the new wing is completed. (upper right)

1714 Big Witch Road
Cherokee NC 28719

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