The unique and often-colorful patterning themes in Constance Williams paintings transcend, by linking a multitude of mediums she has worked in, which becomes a rhythmic dialog, endlessly re-imagined; deviations of expanded and contracted elements from previous paintings. A mostly self-taught artist, she is endlessly stimulated to experiment, originate, and employ new ways to use and combine mediums and substrates.
Born in Somerset England, Constance was enamored with all the arts. She was an accomplished pianist and already oil painting by the age of eight. In her teens she excelled in clay sculpture and continued painting. At seventeen she was a film intern in London and majored in art. Her move to the US saw her start an award winning international greeting card company. Her move to Asheville NC in 2004 was the impetus to propel her professional career as a full-time artist. She delved back into clay sculpture with great success. It was her use of waxes on post-fired sculpture that forayed her into painting with encaustic (a wax & resin paint medium) in 2006. In 2015, she introduced alcohol ink over her encaustic paint medium and then painting alcohol ink solely on to Yupo paper and aluminum panels.
Constance draws inspiration from originators such as Frankenthaler, Still, and Rothko, among others. Also, the historical legend of Black Mountain College, near her home in Asheville, fostered a strong sense of individuality and creative intensity in the region. The work of its faculty and students revolutionized the arts and science scenes in the second half of the twentieth century. Among the best-known affiliates were Josef and Anni Albers, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg, Buckminster Fuller, Willem de Kooning, Cy Twombly, Robert Motherwell, Franz Kline, M.C. Richards, Charles Olsen and Jacob Lawrence. Their legacy continues to reverberate and inspire the next art movement in Western North Carolina.
As of December 2016, her 4000 SQ FT studio and art salon of her work is located within a 50,000 SQ FT building, called the RAMP studios in Asheville NC, a professional collective of creators and makers.
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