Charles Williams


Born  1965, Evanston, Ill., USA
Education Maidstone College of Art 1985-9,Royal Academy Schools 1989-1992

Artist Statement
English illustrators of the past two hundred years, Charles Keane, EH Shephard, Ronald Searle, Giles, have inspired me as much as the great painters. I have seen things in them that I have also seen in the paintings that define me, like Renoir's "Luncheon Of The Boating Party", Watteau's shop sign for Gersaint, Hopper's "Gas Station", Spencer's "Swan Upping At Cookham", Hogarth's "Modern Midnight Conversation", or Maddox Brown's "Last Of England". I think it is called 'humanism'. Not very fashionable, but I am afraid I'm not either. People are filthy, and beautiful, nasty and sublime, wicked and humane, evil and full of the most heartbreaking charity, and I want to paint it all.

Exhibition Catalogues, ROSL Open,1993,1995-7
Millennium, Star Gallery Exhibition Catalogue, 1999
Artist’s Diary, Art Review, September 1999
The Stuckists, ed. Kay Evans, Victoria Press 2000
Julian Bell, Exhibition Catalogue, Sheen Gallery 2003
Nicholas Usherwood et al "Charles Williams Paintings, 1995-2004", Quinton Kingley, 2005
'Why I Became A Stuckist' Jackdaw Magazine, Feb 2006
Carol Cordrey "Charles Williams NEAC", Artscene, May 2006

British Design Council, British High Commission in Nairobi, TVS ,Kent Institute of Art and Design, Lily Savage, Alan Howarth MP, HSBC, Chevron UK Private Collections

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Available Works

The Fight
The Riddler
Charlie Don't Surf
Artist and Model
Waiting for the Donkey
The Reader
In Softer and Sharper Focus