WILLIAMS, Allan

1955 - ?

Allan Williams

Born at Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales in 1955, his mother's maiden name was Pugh. Educated at Wolverhampton Polytechnic obtaining a BA Honours in Art & Design (Fine Art) in 1976 and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Concordia University, Montreal in 1981. An accomplished and versatile artist his artwork is a unique mixture of observation, interpretation and invention working in acrylic or oils on canvas, photomontages and computer generated digital images. The subject of his most recent paintings is the landscape of Suffolk and in particular, the eroding coastline of Covehithe and in his paintings 'Covehithe Erosion Zone 1' and 'Ghosts of Benacre', Williams has skilfully captured the way the ever changing light picks out the colours in the waves breaking on to the North Sea coast. He has completed a lottery funded project recording the pre-development London Olympic site in paintings, together with portraits and sound recordings of older people who have lived and worked in that area. He also paints personalised portraits and paints house portraits, from town houses to country cottages. He has exhibited widely in the UK and Canada, and has been a finalist for three consecutive years in the Singer Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition from 2004. Also exhibiting at Wellmade 3 Stratford, London, 2003; Challenge the Nail Salon des Arts, Kensington, London; DACs 20th Anniversary Exhibition Mall Galleries, London, both 2004 and Festival of Art of the Imagination Lauderdale House, Highgate, London 2005 with solo shows at Special Brew The Quaker Gallery, London, 2002; The Is Have It Lauderdale House, Highgate, 2003 and Queens Theatre, Hornchurch, 2005 with later exhibitions Portrait Exhibition at The Gallery Highwaymans and Suffolk Open Studios Late Summer Exhibition. A member of the Suffolk Open Studios from Mill House, Mill Hill, Earl Soham, Woodbridge, Suffolk. He donated from Earl Soham to the 'Westhall Secret Postcard Auction' in 2013 'Pemayangste Monastery Fragment' and an acrylic & gouache 'Diftwood at Covehithe'.
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