About Bruce Williams: Artist

 I graduated from Kent Institute of Art & Design at Canterbury in 1990, spent almost twenty years as a mural artist and set painter working within the film industry and BBC. I now paint full time. I sell my work from my own studio gallery Keam’s Yard, situated on the beautiful sea front of Whitstable, Kent, and through various galleries in the UK and abroad.

The studio/gallery is open most days, however, if you are planning a trip – best call on 07970 633 112, just in case.

“Currently my work is figurative. I often paint directly in the landscape and on the seafront, sometimes developing the theme in the studio, referring to studies, sketches and photographs…The subject matter is a crucial starting point: familiar landscapes and seascapes; my family; the fungi I pick in the autumn for the still life work. Then trying to distil what I see and to reduce this to simple shapes, colours and bold vigorous mark making, using oil paint, drawing and redrawing.”

Recent Exhibitions and awards include:

 2018

The Friends of CSVA,  Canterbury College

The Sportsman, Seasalter.

2017

Royal Society of Marine Artists, Mall Galleries, London

NEAC Group Show, Mall Galleries, London

Compass Arts Centre, Chatham, Kent

Sportsman, Seasalter

Linden Hall, Deal

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea

The Square Gallery, Battersea Square

 

2016
Solo Exhibition, Sportsman, Seasalter

Solo Exhibition, New Kent Gallery, Broadstairs
Pie Factory, Margate
Royal Society of Marine Artists, Mall Galleries, London

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea

 

2015
Royal Academy Summer show, London
Pie Factory, Margate
Sportsman, Seasalter
Royal Society of Marine Artists, Mall Galleries, London
Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
ROI, Mall Galleries, London

 

2014
Thompsons Gallery, London
Royal Academy Summer show, London
Keam’s Yard Gallery, Whitstable

 

2013
Riverside Gallery, Richmond
Solo exhibition, Sportsman, Seasalter

 

2012
Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries London.

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

West Wales Arts
South East Arts Collection
Ossie’s Fish Bar, Whitstable

 

AWARDS

2015 Windsor and Newton Best Painting RSMA
2015 Windsor and Newton Best Non Member Painting ROI