William "Wiili" Armstrong, Jr
1956 - 2003


Wiili on King Street in Boone, NC. Image from the Hickory Museum of Art

Wiili on King Street in Boone, NC.
Image from the Hickory Museum of Art


William Armstrong, Jr, better known as Wiili, was born in 1956 in Parkersburg, West Virginia. From the time he could hold a pencil Wiili was drawing and creating art. His parents fed into his love of art with painting classes at a young age and trips to other countries. Wiilie's father was an ornithologist and would take Wiili with him on birding trips to South and Central America. Wiili was an extremely intelligent individual with an IQ of 160. However, along with his high intelligence Wiili suffered from Biopolar Disorder and perhaps schizophrenia and agoraphobia. Due to his mental disorders Wiili had problems with drugs and alcohol and the only thing that kept him going during his dark times was painting. His unique style in reminiscent of Van Gogh and Gauguin. Will worked mostly in acrylic paints, and ink but he was also known for using whatever was around him.

Horse and Hawk 28" W x 24" H Framed $1165.

Horse and Hawk
28" W x 24" H
Framed
$1165.

Crow in the Woods 24" W x 20" H Framed $800.

Crow in the Woods
24" W x 20" H
Framed
$800.

Abstract with Mug Shot 36" W x 36" H Unframed $1500.

Abstract with Mug Shot
36" W x 36" H
Unframed
$1500.

Summer Landscape 28" W x 22" H Framed $750.

Summer Landscape
28" W x 22" H
Framed
$750.

Wiili on a Cross Over the City 28 1/2" W x 34 1/2" H Framed $2650.

Wiili on a Cross Over the City
28 1/2" W x 34 1/2" H
Framed
$2650.

Beached Angel with Robin 19" W x 23" H Unframed $750.

Beached Angel with Robin
19" W x 23" H
Unframed
$750.

Blue Butterfly Landscape 11" W x 8.5" H Unframed $125.

Blue Butterfly Landscape
11" W x 8.5" H
Unframed
$125.

Self Portrait 28 3/4" W x 40 3/4" H Framed $2000.

Self Portrait
28 3/4" W x 40 3/4" H
Framed
$2000.

Butterfly in Ink and Pastel 12" W x 9" H Unframed $125.

Butterfly in Ink and Pastel
12" W x 9" H
Unframed
$125.

Heaven or Hell 19" W x 21 1/4" H Framed $700.

Heaven or Hell
19" W x 21 1/4" H
Framed
$700.

Sacrifice 19" W x 21 1/2" H Framed $750.

Sacrifice
19" W x 21 1/2" H
Framed
$750.

Self Portrait with Angels 26 1/4" W x 32 1/2" H Framed $1500.

Self Portrait with Angels
26 1/4" W x 32 1/2" H
Framed
$1500.

Green Abstract Butterfly 12" W x 9" H Unframed $125.

Green Abstract Butterfly
12" W x 9" H
Unframed
$125.

Angel Taking Flight 21 1/2" W x 19" H Framed $625.

Angel Taking Flight
21 1/2" W x 19" H
Framed
$625.