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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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