Influenced by nature, and particularly its scale, Paul William’s work re-interprets what he’s seen to best express the feelings he’s felt in the landscape. Through various mark-making techniques - putty knives, fingers, drips, brushes - and the build-up of layers he seeks to spontaneously create a composition that is rich in color and depth. By allowing his viewers into the composition, William’s intent is not necessarily to paint representationally, but to remain open to the associations of the viewer’s own experience of the world.
William grew up in New England and works out of his studio in Somerville. In addition to his work hanging in numerous collections in the United States, he is also a member of the Concord Art and Cambridge Art Associations.