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Pilgrim Talks: William DeBilzan and Guy Marsala (02/23/11)

February 23rd, 2011

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William DeBilzan, CEO of DeBilzan Studios

William DeBilzan is an extremely innovative Abstract Expressionist whose presence creates waves in the art community. It is no mystery that the hardest challenge for any painter is the ability to connect with his or her audience. DeBilzan achieves this connection intuitively and with a rare mastery. People of all ages are at home in the presence of DeBilzan's color and mood. In a sense, those who are drawn into DeBilzan's work feel as if the painting was created solely for them, which often is the truth given the large number of commissions he receives.

The unique style of William DeBilzan's paintings relies heavily on his thoughtful composition and masterful use of color. The compositions themselves, on their literal surface, are at first complex given the wide variety of rich textures. However, the juxtaposition of simplistic figurative elements serves to provide the viewer with an effortless, yet refined resolution.

The straightforwardness used by DeBilzan in his compositions is even more apparent in his choice of color. His palette varies in its mood from warm, subtle distinctions to cool, higher contrast shades reminiscent of the Caribbean. The reds, yellows, greens and blues communicate a sense of innocence in purity while remaining bold and unashamed.

The most distinguishing feature of DeBilzan's work is his figures. They stand tall and thin and speak to the viewer with a relief that is in stark contrast to their surrounding textures. Their presence in his paintings suggests the idea that life is far simpler than we make it. Alone or in groups, the anonymous individuals communicate a sense love, belonging or longing to belong.

The ability for DeBilzan to connect with almost anybody through the use of an image is proof of his success. Accordingly, his work has been included in many popular television shows, such as Frasier, Just Shoot Me, and Spin City. He has been the obvious choice for such sitcoms because of his work's coherent ability to connect with any member of the audience in some way.

DeBilzan's constant creative work ethic and his extremely attractive paintings and sculptures have made him one of the most sought out artists of our time.

To learn more about William DeBilzan, go to williamdebilzan.com

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Guy Marsala, CEO of EZLube

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CEO and President Guy Marsala joined EZ Lube in April 2010. He has extensive experience rebuilding value in underperforming businesses by building high performing teams and driving customer focus throughout the organization.

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