Blue and White - Anna's Pot

/ Blue and White - Anna's Pot

Blue and White - Anna's Pot

William Packer

Blue and White - Anna's Pot

oil on linen

38 by 46cm

2018

£2,000

 

William Packer is a member of The New English Art Club (NEAC) and Royal Society of British Artists (RBA).

Studied at Wimbledon School of Art and built a multi-faceted career as artist, art-critic, curator and writer.

For last 20 years William has focused on still life painting. He likes to work in natural light although the painting and composition can change radically during the process (of reconciling space, form and light on to the two dimensional surface of the canvas) so the finished image is not always quite what it seems to be.

Further details of his career below;

Group shows include the Royal Academy at intervals since 1963, the Bradford Open; Flowers Gallery; Annely; Juda Fine Art; Russell Gallery; Camden Art Centre; NEAC; Pastel Society; RP; RBA; Discerning Eye; Cadogan Contemporary; New Grafton Gallery; the Lynn Painter-Stainers Exhibition.

One-man shows at Piers Feetham Gallery 1996; 2001; 2004; 2009; 2014, 2018

Two and Three-man shows at Cadogan Contemporary, Piers Feetham, The Chapel Row Gallery (variously with Giles Auty, William Feaver and Ian Potts).

 

Works owned by the National Portrait Gallery, Sheffield City Art Galleries and many private collectors.

Art critic with the Financial Times 1974-2004. Innumerable introductions to exhibition catalogues, newspapers, journals and magazines. Served on many exhibition and competition selection panels from the NPG Portrait Award, Crafts Council Awards to the Hunting Art Prizes.

Curated numerous shows including The British Art Show I (Arts Council) 1979, Elizabeth Blackadder Retrospective (Scottish Arts Council) 1981, a Critic’s Choice for the Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, 2006.

Books include The Art of Vogue Covers (Octopus) 1980, Fashion Drawing in Vogue (Thames & Hudson) 1983, Henry Moore (Weidenfeld & Nicolson) 1985, Sarah Raphael (Unicorn) 2013