Annie Williams RWS
Annie Williams grew up in South Wales and trained as a nurse before studying at City and Guilds Art School 1966-69.
Annie was awarded a travelling scholarship to Florence in 1968 and the Royal Watercolour Society Chris Beetles Prize for watercolour in 1984. In 1984 she taught silk screen painting at the Islington Institute evening class.
Many of her works have been reproduced as cards and posters in Europe, Japan and USA.
Her recent work has been almost entirely still-life. She enjoys playing with shapes, pattern and colour, mixing the familiar with some abstraction, and precision with suggestion. Her foregrounds are a few simple objects, usually pots, and backgrounds are created from textiles or old newspaper cuttings, and even some unfinished paintings as a starting point.
Annie Williams’ work has featured at The Royal Academy Summer Show, The Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour and in the Sunday Times Singer and Friedlander watercolour competition. When Annie first exhibited at the Gorstella in November 1996 it was the first time that her work had been shown in the North West.
In 2003 she was elected an Associate of Royal Watercolour Society and in 2005 an Associate of Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.
In her own words, Annie Williams describes her work: “I am captivated by light, the shadow and the patterns it creates and by colour, rich or delicate, and the moods that these can evoke, striving to keep my images as simple as possible”.
Annie first exhibited her watercolours at Gorstella Gallery in November 1994, and she has continued to exhibit her etchings and watercolours regularly since.