W. A. Guy (Arden C. McClelland) is a 4th
generation Montanan, an artist who has also lived, studied, worked and
painted in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, San Francisco, Aix en Provence
, Paris, Seattle, London, St Tropez, and Billings. His current studio is
pictured above, but Guy is moving his studio to Seattle this summer.
Guy's art is diverse, and reflects a sensual colorful world often filled with iconic characters , scenes and landscapes derived from Guy's fertile imagination.. For example, Guy developed a passions for jazz in Paris in the 1970's. His jazz and blues series includes dramatic images of icons such as Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughn, Mahalia Jackson, Thelonious Monk and Louis Armstrong. His new "Gardens of the Mind" series represents a dramatic growth in his artistic vision and technique. His recent signature floral portraits of fascinating women in iconic fashion, include Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy, Michelle Obama, Mika Brzezinski, Princess Diana, Madonna, Audrey Hepburn, and Halle Barry.
Guy has designed and executed art on retainer for restaurants and night clubs, and has executed artistic designs for logos and web sites. Guy has designed posters for major US sporting events such as the Super Bowl, and the Masters. He has also designed artwork for international sporting events such as the Champions League events in Athens, Moscow, London, and Rome, and World Cup events in Germany 2006 and South Africa 2010. His work incorporates images of such famous athletes as Tiger Woods, David Beckham, Dallas Cheerleaders, and Maria Sharapova. Thousands of posters designed by Guy have been distributed globally as corporate gifts.