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Originally on display January 20 – April 15, 2012

Artist’s Statement 
As a “creative”, I have been fortunate in spending most of my life at Harley-Davidson as a designer. I am a graduate of Art Center College of Design and that is where my watercolor interest began. Although my degree is in Industrial Design, Watercolor was an elective, featuring plein air sessions where we painted outdoors, on location.

I have always viewed our motorcycles as the ultimate sculptural art form. Color, shape, texture, contrast, play of light, and proportion are critical elements in their visual success. Those same elements apply when creating a compelling watercolor painting, only in two dimensions rather than three.

Overlapping motorcycle design and watercolor painting has provided me with a very fulfilling lifestyle which answers my passions and emotions. I am inspired by the incredible variety; an idyllic Wisconsin landscape or the challenge of an exciting new Harley-Davidson.

Willie G. Davidson
Chief Styling Officer
Harley-Davidson Motor Co.

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Program and Tours

Calendar Of Events

Steel Toe Tour
January 24

Steel Toe Tour
January 29

Steel Toe Tour
January 31

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