Nicholas Williams is a British painter and draughtsman whose work examines aspects of human behaviour, conveyed through symbolism and direct observational painting. Solo shows include the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, Bournemouth; Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro and Liverpool Cathedral for the European Capital of Culture. Williams was awarded the Hunting Art Prize in 2001 and shortlisted for the Threadneedle Prize in 2008. Public collections include Bournemouth Central Library, Falmouth Art Gallery, Frissiras Museum, Athens and the British Museum. Williams lives and works in Cornwall, South West England and is a lifelong surfer.