About Simon Williams
Simon Williams was born in Dunedin in 1961. He grew up in Mosgiel where he completed an apprenticeship in horticulture and landscape gardening. During the 1980s Simon lived and worked in Britain and it was there that he began painting. By 1989 he was working in Sydney as a professional artist, greatly influenced by the early Australian impressionist painters of the Heidelberg School. His work sold well and he won prizes and commendations at Art Society and Municipal Art shows including a first at Ryde and Parramatta Art award.
Living in Auckland since 1994, Simon Williams has long been acknowledged as one of New Zealand's leading landscape painters. His works are commissioned and enjoyed by a worldwide clientele and hang in numerous homes and collections, including that of former President Bill Clinton following his visit to the gallery in 2002. Simon Williams does indeed succeed in capturing 'a slice of heaven,' with impressionistic brushstrokes and his mastery of colour. Major solo exhibitions of his works are held bi-annually.
Exhibitions by this artist
The title Our Beloved Land echoes the emotion that many of us, both here and abroad, feel towards the land of our birth or adoption, a bond of appreciation that has been strengthened through the prism and perspective of recent world events. Recent Paintings By Simon Williams
Williams is New Zealand's very own master impressionist. His paintings deservedly adorn walls worldwide and in themselves, these works of art are visual ambassadors for the land we love. Simon Williams - Patterns of the Land
A collection of over 25 new paintings By New Zealands leading landscape artist Simon Williams. At The Beach Simon Williams Exhibition