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Rich Williams, IPAP
Artist Statement
When we look at a piece of art work it has to form some kind of connection to the viewer. It must evoke a memory or stir the imagination or it will fail to cause the person to return to it and examine it further. By painting some of natures hidden treasures I hope to bring the viewer back to places or times that are stored in their memories.
I started my painting in watercolor and spent many years improving my skill level but recently became dissatisfied with traditional representations. I determined that I must explore new mediums as well as different ways of expressing my vision in art. As a result I now am working with several water media products to produce works that go beyond the literal expression or painting and encourage the viewer to interpret the content and subject of the work.                      
Piper's lagoon
Rich Williams A.S.A
Rich Williams work is primarily, in watercolor and acrylics and covers, a cross section of subjects such as landscapes, old barns and structures, boats, floral's, and abstracts. The need to portray the subtle feeling of nature has led to the painting of nature’s hidden treasures. This is reflected in his paintings of some of nature’s small and usually unnoticed hidden scenes.
Since a very early age he has been interested in art. Studying art in high school only tweaked my interest even more. He attended S.A.I.T. taking first year Architectural Technology where he learned perspective drawing and
figure sketching principals. . Also attended the Alberta College of Art where he took lessons in Figure Drawing. Understanding the need to further improve my technique with all mediums, Rich began taking numerous
lessons under various artists, as well as attending many workshops to improve his style and understanding of design principals. Rich started collecting art after he completed his education and have continued to do so
through out my life. Rich took up painting and was influenced by painters such as Zoltan Zabo, Walter Phillips, and Carl Rungus and the more contemporary works of Brian Atyeo, Neil Patterson, and Alan Wylie. Their
work in watercolors and oils has given him both direction and inspiration on how to accomplish his goals.

Alberta Society of Artists
Federation of Canadian Artists since 1999
Calgary Sketch Club since 1998
The Group since 2002

With these groups I have been involved in at least 8 shows per year
Rich also has taken part in the Calgary Stampede Western Art show auction,
gallery, artist’s window, and quick draw in some capacity in the years 2000,
2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007

Over the years he has had his works in several galleries including Kensington Fine Art, Ferntree Gallery, Art Beat, and the Gilded Gallery.
Presently he is showing at Gallery 223 in Nanaimo.Rich is represented in three corporate collections as well as having paintings in numerous private collections on five continents.

He presently teaches students at his studio in Nanaimo BC now as well as doing workshops at various clubs throughout Alberta, and BC.


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