Quarterly Artist Review
April became an advertising and editorial illustrator after graduating from Herron School of Art. She spent almost 20 years working for local and national agencies before her growing interest in fine art redirected her career. April has completed eight children’s books and still takes on commercial projects, but focuses primarily on painting.
April’s work has won numerous local and national awards including a National Society of Illustrator’s Honorable Mention, a Governor’s Choice Award and an American Women’s Artist Award. In 2008 April won a Gold Medal Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for illustrating Why Is Mommy Sleeping?
In 2011 she won the Outstanding Contemporary painting award by the Hoosier Salon and Best of Show at the Carmel International Arts Festival. In 2013 April was awarded Best Emerging Artist in the Art Comes Alive national competition and in 2014 she won the Outstanding Contemporary painting at the Hoosier Salon for the third time. From 2015-2017, April served as president to the 100 year old Indiana Artists organization. In 2017 she won 2nd place at the IMA exhibition and 1st place at the Carmel International Arts Festival. In 2018, April won the Best Abstract Award at the Hoosier Salon annual exhibition with the winning painting becoming part of the Indiana State Museum’s permanent collection. In 2019, April won First Place in the Indiana Artists Exhibition at the IMA at Newfields. Her work has been in over 46 juried shows and exhibitions and has been sold to a number of corporate and private collectors here in the United States and abroad.
April has a studio located on the third floor of the historic Stutz Car Factory building in downtown Indianapolis. She is represented by The Wit Gallery in Massachusetts, the Chemers Gallery and EL Studio in California, and the Hoosier Salon in Indianapolis. Please visit aprilwilly.art to see more of her work.
30x24 oil on canvas framed $2200
20x20 oil on canvas framed $1600
30x30 oil on canvas gallery wrap $1600
40x30 oil on canvas framed $3000
48x36 oil on canvas gallery wrap $2800
36x36 oil on canvas gallery wrap $2400