Steve Williams conveys great emotion through his expressive, exuberantly colourful canvases. Inspired by the North Yorkshire landscape, he is fascinated by the way light, weather and humankind impacts upon what he describes as ‘a patchwork quilt of fields.’
A coastal childhood means he is also drawn to the vastness, depth and incomprehensible nature of the sea, which brings him ‘a sense of peace but also of restlessness’.
Steve now lives in York where alongside his painting career, he also works as a horticulturalist; he often paints the city, conveying its layers of history through a textured layering of paint, creating work with rhythmic, dynamic qualities.
Says Steve, ‘Life is fundamentally multi-sensory, and I am trying to capture elements of this complexity on canvas.’