Westland Place Studios

Simon Williams

I like to work with the traditional means of oil on canvas. I paint a variety of subjects which have a personal connection for me, I often include members of my family.

My work recently has covered life studies and landscapes. The landscapes I choose to depict have a certain atmosphere and I hope evoke the beauty of nature as well as the built environment. I have depicted scenes from my travels in France, Spain, Italy and the UK.

I am also interested in painting groups of people from reality and my imagination with a particular interest in musicians. I also like to sculpt and recently completed a short bronze casting course. I also carve, mainly the human figure in stone.

I always keep a sketchbook handy to record what I see and to jot down ideas, and along with photos, use these to inspire my work.