Will McLean is a designer and artist working in the Central Coast of NSW where he lives with his wife and 2 children.

Will is a meticulous developer and favours simplicity and clarity within his code. He can’t stand writing things twice so searches for any way to automate. His experiments can be found in the Exercises section of this site.

Will designs within systems. No project is too small for a design system. He favours the unusual, if not, how can he progress? You can read about his work in the Case Studies section of this site.

Updated: October 31, 2017

This is a Art Archive post.

I might try a wall

I participated in a group show organised by my cousin at the end of last month. There were a LOT more people there than the last one I had in the Multiple States studio. Having to organise and choose a group of works is a good thing. It makes you think about what you like about your work and why. It allows you to identify themes that you miss when you are just head down producing. Framing and hanging them is also a good exercise. I usually only see my paintings unframed and sitting in front of me on my desk before they make the 2 meter journey to the filing cabinet. To get them on the wall is greatly satisfying. Even if you don’t sell a thing. 😬

Aside from the show this was a pretty awful month of art. I drew a few more trees because someone made an off-hand comment about liking them. I tried a bigger canvas. It looks awful. And I tried my hand at graffiti again, which, when you haven’t been doing it for a while, always turns out terribly. I did manage to do one painting I liked of a woman with some fruit on her head. I suppose that better than nothing? 💃🍇

The Brookvale Biennial

The Brookvale Biennial

Another tree by Will McLean

Another tree

Another tree by Will McLean

Another tree

Mad graffiti by Will McLean

Mad graffiti

Mad graffiti by Will McLean

Mad graffiti

Mad graffiti by Will McLean

Mad graffiti

Mad graffiti by Will McLean

Mad graffiti

A lady with fruit on her head by Will McLean

A painting of a drawing of a lady with fruit on her head