David Williams-Bulkeley is a British artist and counts Edouard Manet and William Nicholson among his strongest influences. Like them, he has worked in several genres - as a painter of portraits, still life and landscapes in oil. He now predominately focuses on still life in his studio where his chosen objects allow him to record the passing seasons through an acute observation of light, form and colour. Often with a memory or symbol in mind, his paintings investigate the connection between experience, imagination and observation in nature. Williams-Bulkeley sees beauty where others might not and can transform even the mundane into highly aestheticised and elegant objects, as can be seen in works such as Still Life with Plastic.
Like many of the greatest artists before him, Williams-Bulkeley is self-taught. After a brief stint in fine art insurance in LLoyd's and antiquarian book and print dealing at Henry Sotheran's, he established his reputation in London at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the New English Art Club and the Threadneedle Prize. David has recently moved back to the UK from the US and is now based in Oxfordshire. Whilst living in the US he was elected a member of the Guild of Boston Artists and had several solo shows on Nantucket.