Antony Williams (R.P. P.S. N.E.AC.) studied at Farnham College and Portsmouth University. His work is on display at the National Portrait Gallery and the House of Commons and recent awards include amongst others, the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2012, the Changing Faces Prize in 2010 and the Arts Club Prize 2004 and 2008. He has been a member of the New English Art Club since 2007, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters since 1996 and the Pastel Society since 2007. Commissions include HRH The Queen, RT Hon Margaret Beckett MP, Sir Donald Sinden, Ömer Koc, Amartya Kumar Sen and Sir Alan Budd.
He works almost exclusively in egg tempera which can be a painstaking and exacting medium, but which allows him to express a deep feeling about the look of the world. All of his work is based on direct and intense observation, can produce as a result a very heightened sense of realism, where every surface detail is given almost equal and constant consideration.
“All my work is the product of direct and intense observation, which can produce as a result a heightened sense of realism, where every surface detail is given almost equal consideration.”