Description I have a guilty pleasure, which is westerns and anything Native American. I also have a favourite Western artist called JD Challenger (google him) So I've created this mixed media piece in the style of JD Challenger, based on an old black and white photo of a Crow man named Swallow Bird, taken at the turn of the last century by Edward Curtis. I have painted pieces in this style before, but not for a good few years.
Peter Williams, Leiston Member Since June 2010 Artist Statement Working out of my studio on the Suffolk coast, I express myself using a broad spectrum of media including graphite pencil, coloured pencil, charcoal and pastel. However I am best known and respected as a watercolourist, pushing the boundaries and achieving a unique vibrancy unequalled by many others.
My wide portfolio of subject matter includes traditional landscape, seascape, wildlife, portraiture and highly detailed illustration, even some still life.
I've been and still am influenced by many predominantly unknown contemporary artists, people who have perfected certain techniques and styles of work which are instantly recognisable as their own. I have worked hard to learn these technical skills, experimenting and developing methods a little further to produce my own style. First and foremost though, I try to portray emotions and inject a spiritual atmosphere into my work which may take the viewer to another place, far beyond that of a photograph or straight hyper-realism.