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46 ARTIST PROFILE William Oxer FRSA

Beautiful Peace, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 81 cm

William Oxer FRSA

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he female form provides constant inspiration for William Oxer whose artistic career has seen him exploring traditional ideas of how beauty should be represented, creating exquisite paintings full of romance and mystery. His beautiful use of light and shadow frames the figure, making each piece as individual as its protagonist. While often soft and delicate, the atmosphere is at other times moody and sumptuous; heightening each pose and parted lip while giving a sense of the person behind the paint. His classical, romantic style has attracted a wide variety of sitters, and among the women he has painted are relatives, friends and models, alongside strangers and commissioned portraits, connected through social media and the internet. Alongside his figurative works which he paints almost exclusively in acrylics; Oxer also creates

abstracts, landscapes and seascapes, usually in oils and mixed media. The seasons act as changing muses for the artist, and he responds to them with very different working styles. In the summer months he can be found with largescale canvases outside painting expressive en plein air pieces, while the evenings of autumn and winter will see him painting smaller, more subdued and reflective works. Working from his home in Devon, Oxer has painted people from around the world for private commissions, as well as for his personal work which has been exhibited across the globe. His past projects include assisting with largescale designs for interiors in historic houses such as Goodwood House, Buckingham Palace, Petworth House and Hatchlands Park. william-oxer.com wjoxer@gmail.com

Inside Artists - Issue 12  

All artworks in their finished state are vast and multifaceted. Sometimes the layers are physical. Paint upon paint, built up and scraped b...

Inside Artists - Issue 12  

All artworks in their finished state are vast and multifaceted. Sometimes the layers are physical. Paint upon paint, built up and scraped b...

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