Steve Williams is a self-taught artist who left the corporate world in favour of a more creative career as a gardener and painter – Steve Williams is one of a small team of gardeners at Newby Hall, Ripon. When he is not working in the great outdoors, Steve can be found surrounded by a sea of colours and paintbrushes in the comfort of his home in York, from where he produces each and every one of his intensely bright and emotive paintings.
Steve uses bold, bright colours to bring to life scenes of the Yorkshire coast and Yorkshire countryside into his largely abstract paintings. His colourful paintings are instinctive and explore an emotional response to his subject matter and develop as a result of as a result of his mood or subconscious mind-set. They stem from an original idea, scene or situation and then come together of their own accord. In his work he infuses energy, colour and texture. As he works spontaneously the energy is captured for the viewer to see and experience for themselves in all of his works.
Steve comments “Nature is my inspiration and painting my therapy. A great deal of my energy and emotion goes into each piece. The colours, textures and marks are spontaneous and I need to work in this way in order to obtain my relationship with the subject. It is of huge importance to me that people feel that they can connect with my work, this inspires me as much as my subject matter.’
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