Born in Somerset England, Williams became enamored with all the arts from an early age. By the age of eight, she was an accomplished pianist, played multiple instruments, painted in various mediums and sculpted with anything she could lay her hands on. In her early teens, Williams excelled at sculpture and continued painting in multiple mediums. At seventeen she majored in art and was a film intern in London. 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 sculpture with great success in 2005, and it was her use of waxes in 2006 on a post-fired sculptural work that forayed her into painting with encaustic for the next ten years. In 2015, she added alcohol ink to her repertoire, which she used with her encaustic paint medium. In 2016-2019, saw the exclusive use of alcohol ink and experimentation on different substrates. The summer of 2018, she re-erected her sculpture studio conjoining paint and sculpture in the same space, select works in clay with alcohol ink will make their debut at her first gallery show in 2019.
Williams's paintings and sculptures are in private and corporate collections and frequently commissioned for many site-specific locations. She has been on the cover and featured in various print publications and filmed by PBS, Asheville Chamber of Commerce and other US television programs. Catalogs of her work are available in print and downloadable.
Williams explores the use of shape, color, and form into three distinct groups spherical, striation, and combinative, to emphasize the emotional, expressive, and pictorial qualities found in abstract art. Williams extrudes the essence of geological origins; representing without depicting, extracting and abstracting her interpretations of topographical observations, surveying and flattening perspective and rendering expressive compositions while simultaneously creating anew and innovating with her medium.
Williams’ paintings are a celebration of geological environments re-imagined, of their delicate and ephemeral seasons, of their ability to regenerate, revive and restore. These very contrasts—between the beauty of decay and renewal and the joyfulness of reinterpretation—are at the core of her practice.
December 2016 saw Williams move to a 4000 SQ FT studio, which incorporates a painting studio, an art salon to exhibit works before they go out to galleries or corporate installations, and a sculpture studio. Williams has reintroduced sculpture to her schedule and is currently experimenting with new mediums and concepts, available 2019.
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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, Robert Motherwell, Willem de Kooning, Cy Twombly, Robert Rauschenberg, Buckminster Fuller, and Franz Kline. Their legacy continues to reverberate and inspire the next art movement in Western North Carolina and drives her fellow artists friends and herself to originate and excel.