LONDON, UK - July 01 2014 - / - Hyper realist painter John Williams is proud to announce the acceptance into the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in London, as well as the publication of his first book, Detailed Life, a digital iArtBook available exclusively on iBooks.
John’s portrait of art historian, critic and writer, Edward Lucie-Smith was selected this year from a record-breaking 2,377 entries to be included into the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in London. For further information on this event http://www.npg.org.uk/.
In addition to his involvement as the subject of Williams’s award winning portrait, Edward Lucie-Smith also has provided introductory text for John’s new digital publication “Detailed Life”. Collected together for the first time, “Detailed Life” presents a selection of John’s visually rich and immensely detailed paintings. John sheds light on the thoughts and processes that go in to the creation of each of the works, through films, galleries of source images, and text. An interactive slider allows you explore the many stages it takes to build up a painting, and to see exactly how a blank canvas can come to life at the hands of this extraordinary artist.
Detailed Life is a digital publication which not only features images of William’s work, but also includes interactive elements that enable the viewer to view the progression of his work from sketch to finished painting, and videos where both artist and sitter give insight to their relationship to one another and to the process of portraiture itself.
John Williams states the following about his work, “For me, life is in the detail. I enjoy depicting a world of detail while at the same time creating a quietly graceful, peaceful and thought provoking painting. But how do you do that? It’s an enchanting journey - one that can take months to conclude.”
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About the Artist:
John Williams was born in America and he is now living and working in London, Williams’s art career has gone from strength to strength. He graduated in graphic arts from The University of Illinois, and in 2008 to continued his studies at both Putney and Heatherly’s schools of Fine Art in London. Since 2010, his paintings have been repeatedly accepted in juried competitions and open exhibitions, winning a Grand Prize Award in 2012. www.johnwilliamsartgallery.com