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Williams, Paul

Paul Williams

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Specialising in Landscape Abstraction and Figurative Art Paul Williams is deeply impressed with the endless spaces and timelessness found in great deserts. He embarks on regular visits to South and Central Australia, seeking the artistic promise of their colours and light. His love of deserts and arid zones has taken him to the Altiplano lands of Peru and Bolivia, the Atacama in Chile, the homeland of his partner, and more recently to Utah, Nevada and Colorado. Having progressed over the years from realism to abstraction, Paul will “paint his feelings”, rather than just copy the scenery. For him, the subject is secondary to the pictorial elements of the work. Proceeding intuitively, he is guided by a wellspring of past observations and his imagination. It seems ironic that the two art movements which most interest him, rock art and Abstract Expressionism, are at the extreme ends of the human epoch and yet they share many similarities. Living on the coast, Paul is also emotionally connected to the sea and its rock pools, beaches and headlands. Aside from the landscape, the artist has a strong interest in the human figure. In response to the model’s pose, he likes to work fast and intuitively, trying to create an image balanced between the real and the abstract.


1940                       Born in Sydney 1960-2000            Property valuation and land consultancy 1969                       Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney 1971                       National Art School, Sydney 1985-1994            Ffocus Arts Mosman 2003                       Exhibiting Member, Royal Art Society, North Sydney 1997-2014            Workshop Arts Centre, Willoughby


2014                       Winner, Category 1 [Painting].                   Northbridge Art Prize 2014                       Mosman Artists 2088                                      Mosman Art Gallery 2014                       Mosman Art Society Exhibition                  Mosman Art Gallery 2013                       Highly Commended [Drawing].                 Ewart Art Prize, Willoughby 2013                       Christmas Exhibition.                                      Gallery 307, Northbridge 2013                       “Workshop Arts Centre Revealed”           Willoughby City Council 2013                       Mosman Artists 2088                                      Mosman Art Gallery 2013                       Mosman Art Society                                       Mosman Art Gallery 2012                      “In Profile 2012”                                               Mosman Art Gallery 2012                       Second Prize [Works on Paper]                 Northbridge Art Prize 2012                       “Three Mosman Artists”                               Fix 8 Gallery, Freshwater 2012                       Mosman Art Society                                       Mosman Art Gallery 2012                       Mosman Artists 2088                                      Mosman Art Gallery 2011                       “Outback”                                                           Gallery 307, Northbridge 2010                       “New Figures”                                                   Gallery 307, Northbridge 2010                       Winner [Works on Paper]                            Northbridge Art Prize 2009                       “New Works”                                                    Gallery 41 Woolloomooloo 2009                       Highly Commended [Works on Paper]   Northbridge Art Prize 2009                       “Drawn Together”                                           Gallery 307, Northbridge 2008                       “Three Figurative Artists”                             Borg Galleries, Green Point 2007                       A major work acquired by Mosman Art Gallery 2007                       “Beautiful Figures”                                          Gallery 41, Woolloomooloo 2007                       Art Sydney 07                                                    Fox Studios, Sydney 2007                       “Eight Artists”                                                    Gallery 307, Northbridge 2007                       Mosman Artists 2088                                     Mosman Art Gallery 2006                       “New Horizons”                                                                Washhouse Gallery, Rozelle 2005                       Art Sydney 05                                                    Sarah Roney Galleries, Paddington, Fox Studios 2005                       Royal Art Society Members                         Lavender Bay Gallery 2004                       Two paintings acquired by St. Augustines College, Brookvale 2004                       Ten Abstractionists                                         Art at Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont 2004                       MNDA Inc. Exhibition                                     Dale Thomas Gallery, Artarmon


Member Workshop Arts Centre Willoughby Member Mosman Art Society Member Art Gallery Society of New South Wales Member Friends of Mosman Art Gallery Associate of former Brandling Street Painters

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