Selected Quotes


Selected Quotes – 1995-2015

“The quality of the painting seemed to me astounding”
Brian Sewell, Critic

“Williams may paint like a modern-day Counter-Reformation artist, but his subject matter is worlds away and unique to him, visually and intellectually gripping.”
Ian Dejardin, Director, Dulwich Picture Gallery

“Nicholas Charles Williams is one of British Art’s well-kept secrets… even so his reputation is growing fast as both one of the most accomplished figurative artists of his generation, and one of the most unusual. Indeed there is no one else that I can think of who places himself quite so firmly in the great tradition of early Baroque, yet with no sense of anachronism or pastiche.”
William Packer, Critic

“An artist who has such a comfortable and informed relationship with the art of the past… he is able to draw on a large number of sources to produce fresh and vibrant images drawn and explored with consummate skill… they emerge from observation and the intimacy of the artist with his subject.”
Mark Bills, Curator of Paintings Prints & Drawings Museum of London (Opening speech, Russell-Cotes Museum)

“The fruit on the table is painted so beautifully it reminds me of the Spanish still lifes at the National Gallery earlier this year.”
Daniel Farson, Critic