|Artist Name:||Brian Williams|
|Usual Style:||Abstract Expressionist|
|Art Group:||Mentone Mordialloc Art Group|
My love affair with art began as a 14 year old when I walked into the Bendigo Art Gallery. I knew immediately that this was something I wanted to do, to express myself through painting. After I won a prize in an art show and the painting was stolen I knew I was onto something. I have been painting ever since, beginning with oils, graduating to watercolour and now welcoming acrylics to my palette.
My goal is to demonstrate my interpretation of everyday life, with a backdrop in nature. Subjects are selected purely on what I see around me and what makes me feel good.
- Impressionist Watercolours - I love watercolour for the atmospheric effects I can achieve.
- Abstract Landscapes - I use acrylics when requiring more intense colours for my abstract landscapes.
- Expressionist Watercolours and Acrylics - I am currently experimenting in an Expressionist style.
However when painting architectural views, including buildings and streetscapes, I draw on my previous life experience as a Draftsman.
When my work is progressing well, I am filled with a sense of urgency to finish before the feeling is gone; the adrenalin runs fast. I know a painting is finally completed, when I step back and it speaks to me.
My journey with art has taken me from landscape and seascapes, to a different world where I find I want to tell more human stories and have more fun. I hope to communicate the small drama of life. When people view my work, I hope that they will understand my story.
Influences and Inspiration
Everyday life, people, the sea, the bay.
50 Years experience
Studied with Clive Sinclair
Art Group Memberships
1986 – Current Mentone Mordialloc Art Group (MMAG) – Past Vice President & Secretary
2006, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015 Como Hospital Parkdale – Resident Artist until closure of the Hospital for renovations this year.
2011 IMPRESSIONS OF KINGSTON – Kingston Arts Centre, Gallery 1
2013 VISIONS – St.Columba Gallery at St. Nicholas Anglican Church
2013 - 2014 Resident Artist and Art Coordinator, Blue Chair Restaurant and Gallery
2015 Sandy Beach HQ
Group Exhibitions in the last Ten Years
Victoria Arts Society (VAS) – Maritime Exhibition and Undine Award
Rotary Art Shows – Chelsea, Mordialloc, Mornington and Sorrento
Mentone Mordialloc Art Group (MMAG) Members Exhibitions - (Awarded Highly Commended for entries in the last 2 Exhibitions).
KAN in conjunction with Mentone RSL – Arts Expo
2012 - Present Blue Dog Gallery, Beaumaris
2012 & 2013 Granary Lane Artists – The Grain Store, Mentone
2013 – Present St. Nicholas Gallery, Mordialloc
2016 Portrait Exhibition in St. Nicholas Gallery.
Blue Dog Gallery, Beaumaris
Mentone Mordialloc Art Group Studio
Romano's by the Harbour, Patterson Lakes
Art Work in Private Collections:
In the UK, USA, Canada, NZ and France
Awards & Achievements Include:
2015 Highly Commended - Watercolour, Mentone Mordialloc Art Group
2016 Highly Commended - Acrylic, Mentone Mordialloc Art Group
2017 Very Highly Commended - Watercolour, Mentone Mordialloc Art Group
Demonstrations in watercolour on developing works from travel sketches.
2017 Joy of Art – Watercolour Techniques. (2x1 hour demonstrations followed by 1 hour practical workshop and assistance in techniques).
Contact the Artist
Contact by email or phone, or go to my website, www.brianwilliams.com.au
0437 909 129