WILFRED HARMON CORMIER’S PERSONAL PROFILE
Wil Cormier started painting at the early age of 7 and started his career as a commercial illustrator after graduating from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California back in 1983. He studied human anatomy, drew and painted from live figures for many years. He used various mediums for different types of projects over the years such as gouache, pen and ink, scratchboard, watercolors, pastels, prisma pencils, acrylic, and oil painting. Some of his early freelance assignments were editorial illustrations, book covers, product illustrations, and movie posters. Movie poster and video campaigns such as Home Alone 2, Crocodile Dundee, Oscar, Navy Seals, Witches of Eastwick, Naked Gun 1 & 2, etc., were commissioned by major movie companies such as 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers, Disney, just to name a few. Other companies that have commissioned Wil Cormier for his art talent were Baskin Robbins, Discover Card, Carnation, Mattel Toys, Upper Deck Trading Cards, Omni Magazine, Absolute Vodka, Nestle, and Shell Oil. Along with his busy freelance schedule, he also taught at the Art Center College of Design to advanced graduating students in the field of advertising illustration. His imaginative work in the illustration field garnered him numerous awards in the industry. Wil Cormier received honors from the World Science Fiction Association for his creative book covers and had the opportunity to sell to art collectors through Sotheby’s in New York.
The artist also takes personal pleasure in helping a variety of charities such as The Tucson Sector Border Patrol Memorial, Children and Mothers in Need, Down Syndrome Children, Disabled American Veterans, Local Schools, Law Enforcement, Louisiana Bar Foundation, and Autism.