Description 'Sierra Spirit' is a close up portrait of a beautiful Iberian wolf created with coloured pencils on Arches cold pressed watercolour paper. I'm so glad to read that these wonderful creatures are making a steady comeback in Northern Portugal and Spain after being hunted almost to extinction, although there is still a way to go before they are safe. About the size and weight of a German Shepherd I think they have become my favourite wild animal, this one in particular resembling my own dog Bonnie in some ways.
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.