About Retrofit Painting

Retrofit Painting is an American retailer that sells high quality artworks that are crafted for everyday use. The label’s luxury products range from ready-to-wear painting shoes, bags, sunglasses, hats and other custom crafted accessories, which can be identified by the RP monogram engraved in each and every object. Retrofit Painting sells its exclusive products through standalone boutiques (such as at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 2015 P3studio summer residency on the Las Vegas Strip or the 2013 deCordova Biennial near Boston, Massachusetts), or through the website.

Founded by artist Thomas Ray Willis in 2013, Retrofit Painting’s mission is to expand and mobilize the use and consumption of painting through their unique brand.

Retrofit Painting was made possible by The Art Production Fund of New YorkThe Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Wellesley College, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Casablanc Boston, and Bombay Sapphire. Special thanks to Casey Fremont, Kathleen Lynch, Krista Chmielewski, Justin Favela, Eric Petitti, David Ryan, Camille Dantin, Mikayla Whitmore, Darlin Frometa, Michael Maizels, Claire Whitman, Jessica Doherty, Abby Duren, Kayte Duren, Krystal Ramirez, Jesse Smigel, Jennifer Kleven, Victor Torres, Christie Lee, Audrey Barcio, Larry Knowles, David Teng Olsen, Maggie Devries, Jack Wolfe, Cait Dana, Pat Dagle, Wigbert Wiggz Caro, Marty Nee, Ileana Selejan, Lexi Lee Sullivan, Kate Legg, Samantha Cataldo, Liz Leahy, Julie Bernson, Emily Garner, Deborah Lee, Duy Hoang, Liz Gardner, Sarah Sherman, Misty Cranston-Bates, Lauren Termini, Steve Lewis, Jon Tee, Ximi Bobadilla, and David Kinchen.


Saturday, March 12, 2016 (Event passed)

Retrofit Painting Boston Release Party featuring DJ Wigzen:
Presented by Casablanc and Bombay Sapphire 

46 Cedric St.
Boston, MA. 02119

Doors open at 10pm - $10 Cover


January 26 - February 25, 2016 (Closed)

Jewett Art Gallery @ Wellesley College 

106 Central St.
Wellesley, MA. 02481

Open daily 9am - 9pm

Opening Reception:

Tuesday January 26th, 2016


July 15 - August 9, 2015 (Closed)

Retrofit Painting of Las Vegas: at the P3Studio in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

3708 S Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas NV 89109

Wednesday-Sunday 6pm - 11pm

Closing Reception:

Thursday August 6th, 2015





March 12 - April 20, 2014 (Closed)

Retrofit Painting Home Depot House:
2013 deCordova Biennial @ deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

51 Sandy Pond Rd
Lincoln, MA 01773

Weekend workshops 11am - 2pm

Closing Reception:

Sunday April 20, 2014