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John Williams

John Williams

Other (School of Fine and Applied Arts, Graphic Design , 2008)

View VIDEO above where John Williams photographs Edward Lucie-Smith for his portrait.  Both sitter and artist give insight to their relationship to one another and to the process of portrature itself.

John Williams uses traditional oil paint and canvas to accomplish his detailed depictions of people and still lifes.  Portraiture is his speciality.

His aim is to suggest a world of detail in a quiet, graceful and peaceful image.  Photographs are the starting point.  They are used to capture and study the fleeting details and the amazing architecture of the body or object.  John's style is very realistic yet the results offer a natural, organic look.

Since 2010 John's portraits and paintings have been repeatedly accepted in juried competitions and open exhibitions including the Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual exhibition.

In 2013 he was awarded first prize for his portraiture at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Portrait Prize exhibiiton and in 2015 was highly commended.

His portrait of art historian, critic and writer, Edward Lucie-Smith was selected to be included in the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in London, a most prestigious international portrait painting competition.

He became an associate member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 2016.

John is always happy to discuss any requirements for commissioned work.  His portraits focus on the character and dignity of the sitter and his paintings are generally contemporary and uncluttered in appearance.

For John life is in the detail.

50.5 × 36.5 × 4 cm
  • £1,600.00
30 × 24 × 2 cm
  • £900.00
45 × 40 × 4 cm
  • £1,800.00
60 × 42 × 4 cm
  • £2,800.00
60 × 42 × 4 cm
  • £2,800.00
60 × 42 × 4 cm
  • £2,800.00
60 × 42 × 4 cm
  • £2,800.00
50 × 50 × 5 cm
  • £6,000.00
93 × 93 × 5 cm
  • £10,500.00
54 × 42 × 3.5 cm
  • £600.00
54 × 42 × 3.5 cm
  • £600.00
54 × 42 × 3.5 cm
  • £800.00
50 × 40 × 5 cm
  • £4,800.00
68 × 88 × 5 cm
  • £6,000.00
65 × 85 × 5 cm
  • £8,000.00
73 × 118 × 5 cm
  • £7,000.00

Exhibitions

Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition London Wed, 05/03/2017 to Fri, 05/19/2017
Artists and Illustrators Artists of the Year 2017 London Mon, 01/23/2017 to Sat, 01/28/2017
Members and Associates Annual Exhibition Birmingham Wed, 12/14/2016 to Sat, 12/24/2016
Drawn Birmingham Mon, 08/22/2016 to Sat, 09/03/2016
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Candidates Exhibition Birmingham Mon, 04/11/2016 to Sat, 04/23/2016
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Portrait Prize Exhibition, highly commended awarded Birmingham Thu, 07/16/2015 to Sat, 08/22/2015
BP Portrait Award Aberystwyth Wed, 04/22/2015 to Sat, 05/30/2015
Beyond the Hype London Fri, 04/10/2015 to Fri, 05/01/2015
IPA Private Members View London Thu, 01/29/2015 to Sat, 03/21/2015
BP Portrait Award Edinburgh Sat, 11/29/2014 to Sun, 04/12/2015
BP Portrait Award Sunderland Sat, 10/04/2014 to Mon, 11/17/2014
BP Portrait Award 2014 London Thu, 06/26/2014 to Sun, 09/21/2014
Arts Depot Open Exhibition London Tue, 04/08/2014 to Thu, 04/24/2014
Cork Street Open Exhibition London Fri, 08/09/2013 to Fri, 08/16/2013
Arts Depot Open London Fri, 07/26/2013 to Sun, 09/08/2013
Royal Birmingham Society of Artist Portrait Prize Exhibition - first prize awarded Birmingham Wed, 07/17/2013 to Sat, 08/24/2013
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition London Thu, 05/09/2013 to Fri, 05/24/2013
Cork Street Open Exhibition London Thu, 08/23/2012 to Fri, 08/31/2012
2012 Lonson Thu, 08/02/2012 to Wed, 09/26/2012
Celebration of Sport - grand prize winner London Wed, 07/25/2012 to Fri, 08/10/2012
Cork Street Open Exhibition London Thu, 08/04/2011 to Fri, 08/12/2011
REAL Broadgate London Mon, 09/27/2010 to Wed, 09/29/2010

Awards

RBSA Portrait Prize Exhibition Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Winner Thu, 08/20/2015
RBSA Portrait Prize Exhibition Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Winner Sat, 08/10/2013
Celebration of Sport Outside The White Cube Winner Sat, 08/18/2012

Press

Publication Title Job Title Date
Art of England Cork Street Helps Artists and Homeless Thu, 11/01/2012

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