Fiona Williams
London, UK


'I grew up in a very creative household. Age 7 I won my primary schools painting competition. At secondary school, my art work took on a decorative nature. I took an Art Foundation course at Reading College of Art & Design, followed by a B.A in Textile Design at Central St Martins. On leaving St Martins I worked at Gallery of Antique Costume and Textiles (then located in Marylebone) for several years. There I further developed my passion for pattern and textiles which now informs some of my work.'

My paintings engage with my everyday life; the sensations stirred by my own immediate physical and emotional environment, interactions with friends, family relationships, fleeting moments in time. My work is at times informed by my Jamaican heritage, and also at times representations drawn from the emotions related to freedom and escape from the strict religious sect I was bought up in. When translating a memory or a mood onto canvas, selection of colour and facial expression are key to me.