Vivienne Williams was born in Swansea in 1955. She studied English Literature at Reading University taking a Masters Degree in 'The Literary Response to the Visual Arts' in 1978. Following time abroad she became a full time painter in 1990.
Her early work was expressive and very colourful, the subject matter mostly flowers. For the last twenty years she has concentrated more on still life painting, her palette constantly evolving, her style distinctive.
She has exhibited widely, acquiring a large and
Vivienne was a prize-winner at the National Eisteddfod in 1993 and received a highly commended prize at the inaugural Welsh Artist of the Year competition in Cardif in 2000. Her work was purchased by the Contemporary Art Society of Wales in 2001.
Viviennes's work can be found in public and
private collections in the UK and abroad.
'I paint pots, jugs and bowls, flowers and fruit. Everything in the picture is re-arranged and
repainted many times - deciding what to leave in and what to leave out is a balancing act.
The spaces are as significant as the objects themselves. As the layers of paint build, the
surface texture is energetically worked, scratched, sanded and stained. At any moment
there is an opportunity for a painting to emerge'.
Thackeray Gallery, London
Attic Gallery, Swansea
Moncrieff-Bray Gallery, Petworth
Martin Tinney Gallery
Oriel Tegfryn, Menai Bridge
Lime Tree Gallery, Bristol
Coach House Gallery, Caerphilly
Glasgow Art Fair, Martin Tinney Gallery