Landscapes 3: Home Counties (2018, mixed media)

In this dynamic addition to the ‘Landscapes’ series the artist departs from her usual thickly-textured ‘impasto’ technique to develop her watercolour work in a softer and more light-filled direction. The work retains Williams’ characteristic energy and movement, though, through the addition of powerful lines toward the lower part of the work, in a deep crayon…

Nee Naw 2: ‘Glitter Nee Naw’ (2018; mixed media)

In contrast to the grittier and more urban themes of ‘Nee Naw 1‘, ‘Glitter Nee Naw’ brings a note of playfulness to this series exploring our constructions of public service. The cat on the roof of the ‘vehicle’ suggests a rescue has already taken place, while the sparkling objects that fill its body gesture towards…

Nee Naw 1 (2018, mixed media)

  Energetic cross-hatchings in blue and green crayon give a sense of urban energy and chaos to an otherwise structured collage suggesting a schematic fire engine. The tragedy of Grenfell Tower resonate through this piece, along with a critique of the country’s crumbling support for the public service ethos. And yet a playful sense of…