Wyllis Heaton (b.1976)
A native of Pasadena Ca, Wyllis is a landscape painter and designer based in Santa Barbara Ca.
While growing up in Pasadena, he lived 2 doors from the famous illustrator William Stout, and was a faithful onlooker to Bill’s front porch painting studio. He continued his studies at UCSB and then on to Pasadena’s Art Center, earning a degree in illustration in 2002.
After Graduation, he spent 6 years teaching art at W. California Art Academy in San Gabriel, averaging 80 students a weekend. Some of his students have gone on to successful art careers and have been honored with some the country’s highest awards for grade school and high school art.
While at UCSB, he formed a love for the Santa Barbara region and returned for good in 2007.
Currently Wyllis is designing gardens and exhibits in Santa Barbara.
He enjoys the challenge of painting out of doors, in an attempt to arrest the fleeting beauties of the area.