Orville Wilson

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Hallmark Artist Orville Wilson
C3PO and R2D2 ornament sketch

Ever since Orville was in grade school, he wanted to be an artist. Because his mother liked to draw, she encouraged him to pursue a career in art. While in high school, he always participated in art fairs with his drawings and paintings.

Hometown and school: I grew up in Kansas City, Kansas. I went to school at Kansas City Kansas Community College and Kansas City Kansas Area Vocational Technical School. 

Inspiration: I find inspiration in the work of other 3-D artists—the amount of detail and the creative imagination of the characters and imagery that they come up with.

Themes I’m drawn to: Sci-fi and toys from my past top the list.

Best advice: For me, it was, “The learning never stops.” Never stop trying to improve yourself and never say or think that you can’t or won’t make it in this career of art.

Happy place (when I’m being creative): I love listening to music when I work. It helps me to focus—to drown out the world and get into my own head space.

Candy House ornament
Crayola Bear ornament sketch

Happy place (when I’m being creative): I love listening to music when I work. It helps me to focus—to drown out the world and get into my own head space.

Favorite work of art (so far): I really like them all, but the one I really like this year is the Transformers Megatron.

When I’m not working: I have a wife and stepson, and we like to go out to movies and just hang out and enjoy our time off from a busy workweek.

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Fun Fact

 
“My 2015 Color Me Happy Keepsake Ornament brings back fun memories of my grandparents’ farm at the holidays—a winter wonderland filled with sledding, snowball fights and snow angels.”

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