I am Peter Williams, an entirely self taught UK artist, working out of my studio on the Suffolk coast where I live with my long term partner Jenny.
Born in 1952 I had a varied working life which included the regular British Army, college tutor, computer analyst and lorry driver. During these times I always found time to create art of some kind in my spare time. In 2002 I took the life changing step of becoming a full time artist, being commissioned as feature artist for Hertfordshire Life magazine before moving to the East coast of Suffolk in 2005.
I expected to make my living here from local landscapes and coastal scenes. However I soon realized that was what thousands of other local artists expected too, so I decided I would be better off finding a more niche area of the art market.
I now concentrate more on wildlife and figurative work, producing stunning and highly detailed, photo-realistic graphite, charcoal, watercolour, pastel or mixed media images. Blending diffused colour with confident composition, intricate detail, sometimes dramatic movement but always a unique vibrancy.
With a strong on-line presence as well as exhibiting several times a year in real world galleries, I have developed a large following of collectors and enthusiasts from all continents.
I was honoured to be short listed for the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist Of The Year award 2010 and 2011.
My paintings have also been published in some of Dorling Kindersley's watercolour workshop books and featured in several magazines in the UK.
In 2012 I was invited to become one of a select group of British artists supplying images and original work to 'Artistic Britain' who produce a high quality range of wall art including canvas, glass and metallics, which is stocked in most of the major retail outlets in Britain and abroad.