William Watson-West is a painter working primarily in acrylic and mixed media, creating a mixture of abstract and semi-representational work. His paintings are increasingly driven by the emotional response to the subject, whether it is distant memories of childhood and growing up, or still lifes and expressions of his surrounding landscapes. Born and raised in Yorkshire, he has exhibited at galleries across the north of England and has work held in several private collections. Graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 2011 with a BA in Printed Textiles, William is currently based from his North Yorkshire studio on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.
William is exhibiting two collections of work with Pyramid, one is on display at the gallery from late September 2020, whilst the other is an online exhibition ‘Isolation’ and can be viewed here.
“This body of 50 small paintings, which has largely been informed by my feelings and experiences throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic and the challenges of 2020, has helped distil some of the questions that I have been trying to answer through my artwork. With echoes of my continuing inspirations from the colours and forms of my surroundings, these paintings explore a tumultuous journey of loss, love, separation and duty; light in the dark and hope and balance in the face of adversity. I hope that these paintings can bring joy, colour and hope to as many people as possible.” William Watson-West