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Daniel Williams
                                                                                                                                 Born 1978
                                                                                                                                 Lives and works in Gosport, UK
                                                                                                                                 Daniel Williams returned to art seriously in 2009 after
                                                                                                                                 leaving  it  behind  for  nearly  a  decade  to  pursue  a
                                                                                                                                 career as a travelling musician. With his passion for
                                                                                                                                 art fully restored, he had gained the confi dence to
                                                                                                                                 enter  an  Open  Art  Exhibition  in  Portsmouth  in  2010
                                                                                                                                 and  won  the  People’s  Choice  Award.  Entering  his
                                                                                                                                 second Open Art Exhibition in 2012 he won 1st Prize
                                                                                                                                 in the Judges’ Award and then again in 2014.

                                                                                                                                 Williams is inspired by many different things but mainly
                                                                                                                                 by the challenge of capturing a likeness in a portrait,
                                                                                                                                 textures and light from nature. Michelangelo Merisi
                                                                                                                                 Da  Caravaggio  is  an  artist  whose  work  infl uences
                                                                                                                                 Williams practice; combining realistic observations of
                                                                                                                                 the Human condition both physical and emotional,
                                                                                                                                 with a dramatic use of lighting. Such is the infl uence,
                                                                                                                                 Williams  has  Caravaggio’s  portrayal  of  David  and
                                                                                                                                 Goliath Tattooed on his arm.

                                                                                                                                 The  idea  for  Time  To  Refl ect  came  about  from
                                                                                                                                 spending many long solitary hours in the studio which
                                                                                                                                 Williams found very therapeutic. Deciding to capture
                                                                                                                                 his time of thinking and refl ecting in a rather literal
                                                                                                                                 way, this work was produced on four large pieces of
                                                                                                                                 paper at right angles so that a sense of depth could
                                                                                                                                 be achieved to produce the 3d illusion.
                                                                                                                                 DANIEL WILLIAMS is a self-taught artist living in Gosport on the
                                                                                                                                 South Coast of England. Regularly exhibiting nationally and
                                                                                                                                 internationally,  he  specialises  in  portraiture.  In  2011  Williams
                                                                                                                                 was  commissioned  to  paint  a  mural  for  the  Royal  Navy  at
                                                                                                                                 Portsmouth’s  historical  dockyard  opened  by  Princess  Anne,
                                                                                                                                 and  in  2012  was  commissioned  to  paint  a  second  Mural
                                                                                                                                 for  the  Royal  Navy,  this  time  at  The  Royal  Navy  Submarine
                                                                                                                                 Museum,  Gosport.  Williams  also  holds  art  classes  at  The  Art
                                                                                                                                 Place,  Gosport,  teaching  young  local  artist’s  techniques  in
                                                                                                                                 drawing and painting. Williams is also a musician and singer/
                                                                                                                                 songwriter and gigs regularly on the South Coast of the UK.

                                                                                                                                 Left: Rob the Bear, 2014, Oil on Canvas.
                                                                                                                                 h: 76cm w: 61cm d: 2cm, Private Collection.
                                                                                                                                 Right: The morning after, 2014, Oil on Canvas.
                                                                                                                                 h: 60cm w: 80cm d: 2cm, Private Collection.

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