Having grown up in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Wil Lang has always been drawn to the ocean. Wil graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Landscape Ornamental Horticulture. While working in the landscape industry, the creative aspects of landscape design, hardscaping, and night lighting, appealed to him with the usage of various colors and textures that compliment or contrast each other in an eye-pleasing manner. Gradually, Wil’s desire to use his artistic and woodworking talents in other ways grew stronger. He has dabbled frequently in woodworking projects of his own design. For his family, much of their first furniture was built from reclaimed wormy chestnut wood which he personally removed from an old barn. He has tinkered in the creation of wooden surfboards, as well.
Most recently, Wil and his family of four, sailed on their personal sailboat from North Carolina across the Pacific Ocean to New Zealand, and back. During their journey, and while living on the water, Wil surfed various surf breaks throughout the world, including Hawaii and French Polynesia. Today, he continues to surf near his home in coastal North Carolina, or anytime he is in one of his more favorite surf spots. His firsthand experience on and in the ocean, having seen a variety of ocean colors and beaches, as well as his understanding of how water moves, shows through in his artwork. To Wil, the ocean is calming and healing. He and his family all enjoy being in nature and observing all that moves around them. With his passion for creativity and his inspiration from the natural world, Wil is aimed at enjoying life while bringing joy to others.