’I work from life because when I see images in my mind they never have the characteristics of photography. Painting from life is as close as I can get to realising images as I first see them.’

Nicholas Williams 2023


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. 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.

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