Fiona Williams

Joined Artfinder: March 2019

Artworks for sale: 16

United Kingdom

About Fiona Williams

 
 
  • Biography

    As the youngest child of a deeply religious mother, growing up I was generally forbidden social contact with those outside of my mother's religious sect. Seeking escape from a frequently repressive and stultifying home environment, I relished the refuge offered by creativity.

    Having previously studied Textile Design, in late 2018 I made painting the centre of my work. I work primarily on paper and canvas, using acrylic paints. Working with acrylics provides something of the feel and texture of oil paints but also offers the opportunity for achieving the type of delicacy and lightness you can achieve with watercolours. The quick drying nature of acrylic paints encourages an immediacy and spontaneity that, for me, intensifies the underlying emotional focus of my work.

    I’m inspired by the works of Toulouse Lautrec, Amedeo Modigliani, Picasso and Basquiat to name but a few. In particular, Lautrec's lines and use of colour, Modigliani's ability to capture a moment or conjure up a state of mind and Basquiat’s boldness in framing the unexpected. 

    My major on-going project, the 'Who’s That Girl' series, is as a visual exploration of identity, family and ancestry – past, present and future. Most of the paintings in this series are self-portraits, although it also includes subjects from amongst my family, friends and acquaintances. These works are intended to examine identity in its multiple guises, its relationship to appearance, but most especially as a social construct and a lived experience.

    My works frequently comment on the tensions and expectations generated by appearance whether encountered in the minds of audiences or within myself.

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  • Education

    2001 - 2004

    Central St. Martins

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    Event: Conscious verses sub-conscious Art Exhibition 5-18th February 2019

    Dates: Feb. 5, 2019 - Feb. 18, 2019

    Venue: Elizabeth James Gallery, London

    Worldwide artists come together to explore Conscious verses sub-conscious minds.

    Open to the public 6th February 2019
    Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm Wednesdays 10am-4:30pm

    Exhibiting Artists:
    Ana Olivier - Fiona Williams - Lavinia-Elena Vieru - Lorraine Hazell-Linder

    Conscious verses sub-conscious Art Exhibition 5-18th February 2019



    The conscious mind is the part of your mind that is responsible for logic and reasoning.

    The conscious mind also controls all the actions that you do on intention while being conscious.

    The conscious mind is also known to be the gate keeper for the mind.
    If someone tried to present you with a belief that doesn't match your belief system
    then your conscious mind will filter that belief.

    ​The subconscious mind is the part of your mind responsible for all of your involuntary actions. Your breathing rate and heart beats are controlled by your subconscious mind.

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Education

2001 - 2004

Central St. Martins


There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: Conscious verses sub-conscious Art Exhibition 5-18th February 2019

Dates: Feb. 5, 2019 - Feb. 18, 2019

Venue: Elizabeth James Gallery, London

Worldwide artists come together to explore Conscious verses sub-conscious minds.

Open to the public 6th February 2019
Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm Wednesdays 10am-4:30pm

Exhibiting Artists:
Ana Olivier - Fiona Williams - Lavinia-Elena Vieru - Lorraine Hazell-Linder

Conscious verses sub-conscious Art Exhibition 5-18th February 2019



The conscious mind is the part of your mind that is responsible for logic and reasoning.

The conscious mind also controls all the actions that you do on intention while being conscious.

The conscious mind is also known to be the gate keeper for the mind.
If someone tried to present you with a belief that doesn't match your belief system
then your conscious mind will filter that belief.

​The subconscious mind is the part of your mind responsible for all of your involuntary actions. Your breathing rate and heart beats are controlled by your subconscious mind.


 

Biography

As the youngest child of a deeply religious mother, growing up I was generally forbidden social contact with those outside of my mother's religious sect. Seeking escape from a frequently repressive and stultifying home environment, I relished the refuge offered by creativity.

Having previously studied Textile Design, in late 2018 I made painting the centre of my work. I work primarily on paper and canvas, using acrylic paints. Working with acrylics provides something of the feel and texture of oil paints but also offers the opportunity for achieving the type of delicacy and lightness you can achieve with watercolours. The quick drying nature of acrylic paints encourages an immediacy and spontaneity that, for me, intensifies the underlying emotional focus of my work.

I’m inspired by the works of Toulouse Lautrec, Amedeo Modigliani, Picasso and Basquiat to name but a few. In particular, Lautrec's lines and use of colour, Modigliani's ability to capture a moment or conjure up a state of mind and Basquiat’s boldness in framing the unexpected. 

My major on-going project, the 'Who’s That Girl' series, is as a visual exploration of identity, family and ancestry – past, present and future. Most of the paintings in this series are self-portraits, although it also includes subjects from amongst my family, friends and acquaintances. These works are intended to examine identity in its multiple guises, its relationship to appearance, but most especially as a social construct and a lived experience.

My works frequently comment on the tensions and expectations generated by appearance whether encountered in the minds of audiences or within myself.

 
 
 
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