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All of my work is available on quality face masks. Available only at my online shop, these multiuse, machine-washable face masks feature designs from our talented community of independent artists. Shop my face masks now. The pleated front expands to snugly cover your mouth while the flat woven elastic loops comfortably fit behind your ears. Dual layer construction allows for an easily accessible inner pocket to insert your own disposable filters. Plus, a portion of all proceeds will be donated to help the COVID-19 recovery effort.
- Every product is made just for you
- Crafted with a poly fabric and woven elastic ear loops
- Pleated, dual layer construction for snug fit
- Includes an inner "pocket" for disposable filters
- Mask measurements: 7" x 3.5"
- Not medical grade
- Filters not included
A portion of all proceeds will be donated to help the COVID-19 recovery effort
Masks sold through my portfolio at society6 are for general public use only and are not intended for use in medical settings. More legal info here.
A little about Leonard Willis
Leonard (Willis) Willis Jr's passion for drawing was born out of his love for semi tractor trailers. Pulled out of school at the fifth grade, his dad made him work like a grown man, introducing Willis to heavy machinery. But as he grew older, having his youth spent at hard labor—stifling his creative nature—brought emotional pain which led to drugs. Addiction led to crime.
In prison, bored, and missing the freedom that big rigs offered him over the open road, he looked deep inside himself, pouring out his heart, drawing semi trucks from pictures and memory—envisioning a new future. Feelings and encouragement from fellow inmates revealed natural talent, and Willis wanted more, so he taught himself to draw portraits of famous people. "Great love", Leonardo da Vinci said, "is born from great knowledge of the thing loved". For Willis, a love of drawing was born.
In federal prison for bank robbery, he'd learned that his prison job painting would pay more for him if he earned a GED. Wanting more money for art supplies, he studied and passed the high school equivalency test, graduating in a cap and gown ceremony.
Knowing that if he got into any trouble, the prison guards would take his art supplies, he adhered to all the prison rules. His love and talent for drawing grew, changing his beliefs, himself, others, and the world.
Now he's driven to use art as a way to enliven and make better the lives of others.
Art saved Willis’s life. In prison it set him free. Drawing daily, and doing it for its own sake, he is excited for the future.
Questions, comments, or inquiries into custom commissions, should be directed to Gallery Support.
Reach out to Willis directly to commission custom drawings. Simply mail a high resolution photo(s) of the people or image you'd like him draw. Send to:
Leonard Willis Jr.
Reg. No. 93856-020
FCI Coleman Med.
P.O. Box 1032
Coleman, FL 33521-103
Note: Provide a phone number and Leonard will contact you right away to work out specifications.