Description If you want colour, here is some colour. A loose and impressionistic portrait of Bo, the dogue de Bordeax or French mastiff. Using watercolour and ink over a charcoal sketch, I chose a pose to work from taken at an angle from below his eye line which helps give an indication of his size. Ive used every colour in the book apart from his natural colouring, the splashes and runs of paint give an impression of movement as if he is shaking his giant head.
Peter Williams, Leiston Member Since June 2010 Artist Statement Working out of my studio on the Suffolk coast, I express myself using a broad spectrum of media including graphite pencil, coloured pencil, charcoal and pastel. However I am best known and respected as a watercolourist, pushing the boundaries and achieving a unique vibrancy unequalled by many others.
My wide portfolio of subject matter includes traditional landscape, seascape, wildlife, portraiture and highly detailed illustration, even some still life.
I've been and still am influenced by many predominantly unknown contemporary artists, people who have perfected certain techniques and styles of work which are instantly recognisable as their own. I have worked hard to learn these technical skills, experimenting and developing methods a little further to produce my own style. First and foremost though, I try to portray emotions and inject a spiritual atmosphere into my work which may take the viewer to another place, far beyond that of a photograph or straight hyper-realism.