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14/09/2022 - 14/10/2022

New & Recent Work - Painting


Antony Williams - In stillness – Life

Mon-Fri: 10-6pm

‘Williams’ art is as closely observed as the 1930s nudes of Stanley Spencer or the early work of Lucian Freud, with similar intensity – and, like Freud, Williams avoids working from photographs. The great strength of his work is that this exactitude of observation and technique still allows for complex emotional responses, with meaning being reserved and implicit.’ Ivor Braka

In stillness – Life presents portraits produced by leading contemporary figurative artist, Antony Williams, from 2000 until 2022. The exhibition will showcase two distinct series – portraits of his models over time and the portraits of his landlady Margaret Robinson. The series of paintings of Margaret Robinson, produced over a period of sixteen years, have been assembled from private collections for the exhibition and will be displayed together for the first time.

Williams painted these portraits annually from 2000 when he moved his studio into her house, until her death in 2016. Painted in the exacting medium of egg tempera and directly from the model, with sittings taking place weekly or sometimes several times per week for long sessions, each portrait of Margaret was produced over an approximate six-month period.


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