The Villa Studio

About G.A. Villa

A Simple Introduction

Gerald Villa has been a dedicated student of writing and English and the Fine Arts for most of his adult life. His written work was honored by inclusion on the booklists of Teachers and Writers Collaborative in New York City and the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, in the 1970's. His work is represented in corporate, private, public, and university libraries. Mr. Villa is a graduate of Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, and the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. He was a distinguished graduate student at the University of Florida and was inducted into Phi Delta Kappa/Pi Lambda Theta, an International Honor and Professional Association in Education in 1994. In 1996 he was awarded a Summer Scholarship to study British Literature at Exeter College, Oxford, under the auspices of the English Speaking Union of Palm Beach, Florida.

Jerry's email address is

Jerry's most recent book, Canyon's Tail, A Journey to the Land of Grammar, is available under the Wooden Shelf Books imprint through Kindle. It can be borrowed by members of Amazon Prime without charge. The "Canyon's Tail" page on this site provides extensive background on the book.

A talented artist and photographer in addition to being a respected writer, he had a one-man show of drawings and paintings and photographs and collage at the Sisti Galleries in Buffalo,New York in 1971, and in 2001 he was awarded a juried prize for a photograph at the Las Vegas Museum of Art.

Stephen Simon, Ph.D., wrote about Jerry's work:

"I have worked with and known Jerry for well over 30 years. I know of no-one who is more dedicated, focused, passionate and capable in whatever endeavor he chooses. At Lockheed's program office in Las Vegas, Jerry supplied myself and program staff with excellence in technical writing, editing and administration matters of the highest level. Under his tutelage many excellent scientists and engineers who were good at their profession but could not particularly write or communicate well learned the fine art of technical writing and communicating with their assistants, peers, clients and management. In one year a relatively small group had over 100 professional publications, most of which were supported by Jerry's talents. He is capable of taking complex technical issues and breaking them into easily understood steps for the novice."

March 18, 2010