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William Watson-West in front of his paintings in his studio

About William

Based from his Stoke Newington studio, William has now been painting professionally for over a decade. Having moved from Yorkshire to London, he continues to work with a bold use of colour and texture producing evocative abstract, predominantly acrylic paintings that offer a challenge to the viewer whilst maintaining a satisfying aesthetic inspired by his memories.

Having spent years in rural Yorkshire producing mixed-media landscapes inspired by his surroundings, his years of drawing from life and direct observation still filter into his work although it has taken on a new direction.

Graduating from Edinburgh College of Art he has since exhibited his paintings at several galleries in the north of England, including 108 Fine Art and the Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate. He has previously been shortlisted for the prestigious New Light Art Prize and has been selected for the Great North Art Show amongst others. His painting, 'Swinsty in Autumn' was the 2019 winner of the Best Picture Award at the 20th Anniversary Ilkley Art Show.

William is currently represented online by Kate Preston Art and Molly and Maud's Place.

A selection of his work is available from Catesbys, Broadway, Chantry House Gallery, Ripley, Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk, Molly and Maud's Place, and Sunny Bank Mills, or you can view his latest work here.

Great North Art Show
North Yorkshire Ope Studios
Chantry House Gallery
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