Sloping Off, 2021, oil on linen, 91.5 x 91.5cm


Spring Iris & Tulips, 2020, oil on linen, 91.5 x 91.5cm


Off Kilter, 2020, oil on linen, 76 x 76cm


Blue & Brown, 2003, oil on canvas, 61 x 61cm


White Jug Behind, Tall Jug In Front, 2001, oil on board, 46 x 61cm


Still-Life La Guérinière, 1997, oil on board, 91 x 70.5cm


Tin Can & Saki Box - Pink, Gold & Grey, 2001, oil on board, 46 x 61.5cm


Passion Pods, 2002, oil on linen, 61 x 76cm


Greys and Browns

2004, oil on linen, 93 x 93 framed


Green Jug and Medal Box

oil on canvas, 76x76cm, 2003


Black & Blue

2014, oil on canvas, 61x61cm


Autumn Unsettled

2017, oil on canvas, 76x61cm


Blue Jug

2003, oil on canvas, 61x61cm


For last 20 years William has focused on still life painting. He likes to work in natural light although the painting and composition can change radically during the process (of reconciling space, form and light on to the two dimensional surface of the canvas) so the finished image is not always quite what it seems to be.

William also produces collages which hark back to his early Pop-Art days, torn and cut paper scraps arbitrarily cropped and fraught with surrealist possibility when brought together. They have much in common with the paintings in terms of formal composition and structure with their strong vertical/horizontal emphasis and blocks and strips of colour.

Trained at Wimbledon School of Art

Group shows include the Royal Academy at intervals since 1963, the Bradford Open; Flowers Gallery; Annely; Juda Fine Art; Russell Gallery; Camden Art Centre; NEAC; Pastel Society; RP; RBA; Discerning Eye; Cadogan Contemporary; New Grafton Gallery; the Lynn Painter-Stainers Exhibition.

One-man shows at Piers Feetham Gallery 1996; 2001; 2004; 2009; 2014, 2018

Two and Three-man shows at Cadogan Contemporary, Piers Feetham, The Chapel Row Gallery (variously with Giles Auty, William Feaver and Ian Potts).

Works owned by the National Portrait Gallery, Sheffield City Art Galleries and many private collectors.

Art critic with the Financial Times 1974-2004. Innumerable introductions to exhibition catalogues, newspapers, journals and magazines. Served on many exhibition and competition selection panels from the NPG Portrait Award, Crafts Council Awards to the Hunting Art Prizes.

Curated numerous shows including The British Art Show I (Arts Council) 1979, Elizabeth Blackadder Retrospective (Scottish Arts Council) 1981, a Critic’s Choice for the Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, 2006.

Books include The Art of Vogue Covers (Octopus) 1980, Fashion Drawing in Vogue (Thames & Hudson) 1983, Henry Moore (Weidenfeld & Nicolson) 1985, Sarah Raphael (Unicorn) 2013