Gallery features Wil Goff’s abstracts for October; reception Oct. 7

Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, NC will feature works by W.P. “Wil” Goff from Oct. 2 – 31, 2017, gallery owner Ginny Lassiter has announced. A public reception is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 7 from 1 – 4 p.m.“Wil is a relatively new artist,” Lassiter says, “so I’m especially taken with his expressive and uninhibited use of color. He has no fear!”

Goff’s appreciation for art was stimulated by his beloved wife Bree, who won many awards for her paintings during their 50-year marriage. After Bree’s sudden passing in 2014, Wil found himself in possession of a fully stocked art studio. As a tribute to Bree, he decided to try painting with her acrylic paints and quickly realized his best results were in the abstract expressionist style of art. He utilizes bold intuitive color combinations hoping to evoke an emotional response that is pleasing to the viewer. 

Wil’s goal is not to show actual objects, scenes or people, but rather to share the joy he finds in his art. He has attended workshops conducted by successful North Carolina artists Sterling Edwards, Joe DiGuilio and Ginny Lassiter. This experience, coupled with his 40 years experience in a fashion based segment of the home furnishings industry, has led Wil to develop his own distinctive style of art. His paintings bring him great pleasure and make him happy. He hopes others will have the same reaction when viewing his work.

About Sunset River Marketplace

Sunset River Marketplace showcases work by approximately 150 North and South Carolina artists, and houses some 10,000 square feet of art work in virtually every genre. Custom framing, painting and pottery classes and art workshops are also offered through the gallery. Since opening its doors in 2002, Sunset River Marketplace has supported not only the visual arts, but literary and performing arts, as well. It has become a popular community center and art hub for both NC’s Brunswick County and nearby Horry County, SC.

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, NC. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 910-575-5999 or visit the website: www. For daily updates, “like” the gallery’s Facebook page.