Stir Fry Willie was recognized as a great artist early in his long and prolific career. Together with a small band of his contemporaries, he was responsible for twenty-first-century California becoming the center for a movement of artists that has permanently enriched western culture. 

Although from a small town, his work is the lives and loves-and faux pas-of the rich and famous, as he observed them.

Stir Fry Willie's life was the ultimate celebration of celebrity-a continuous round of parties, galas, interviews, art openings, and evenings spent at the most chic restaurants and clubs. When the newspapers rolled of the presses the next morning, Willie had been where the action was the day and night before and was already preserving it for posterity. Movie stars, rock stars, designers, artists, writers, CEO's, heads of state-Stir Fry knew them all.