A Unique Perspective

John M. Williams specializes in creating landscape and portrait collages of historical figures. In effect “painting with paper,” John uses hundreds of small pieces of cut paper to create a likeness of his subject revealing the person’s character as well as his historical significance. The results are compelling, multifaceted fine art collages.

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BOSTON VOYAGER MAGAZINE ARTICLE FEATURES INTERVIEW WITH JOHN

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The December 7th issue of Boston Voyager Magazine includes an interview with John in its Art and Life Section: Art & Life with John Williams, as well as a number of his Portraits and other Collage art. Here’s a link to the article: http://bostonvoyager.com/interview/art-life-john-williams/

JOHN: “As an autistic artist, I see my work as a metaphor for my daily life. The world for me is a chaotic place. Thoughts and images swirl around endlessly in my head. Art allows me to channel my energy, organizing hundreds of small pieces of cut paper to create a unique and coherent image. Much of my work is historical. By marrying my artistic vision with my passion for history, I seek to present a fresh perspective on my subjects. Their eyes are the focus of my work, usually looking directly at the viewer, something that is difficult for me to do in real life. Through exploring the emotions I imagine my subjects felt, I get more in touch with my own.”


THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO VISITED                         MY SUMMER GALLERY IN PROVINCETOWN

It was a pleasure to meet new people and see old friends once again at my Show and Demos at Gallery 444 in Provincetown, MA. As always, I enjoyed being a part of the vibrant and art-filled community and summer scene. I especially enjoyed being able to show you my art and the methods I use to create it. Please feel free to connect with me using my contact page on this site,Facebook, Twitter (links above right) or using my business card info.  I'd love to hear from you.  - John

  JOHN POSING AT THE PROVINCETOWN GALLERY WITH BUYER OF PORTRAIT OF WINSTON CHURCHILL

JOHN POSING AT THE PROVINCETOWN GALLERY WITH BUYER OF PORTRAIT OF WINSTON CHURCHILL

More Summer Gallery Sales: The buyers of  Beyond the Stars (monoprint) and Dancing Lamps (pastel)

  WORKING ON A NEW FLORAL PIECE, COMPASS ROSE.

WORKING ON A NEW FLORAL PIECE, COMPASS ROSE.


NEW FLORAL IMAGES

NEWEST LANDSCAPE

 DRIVING RANGE

DRIVING RANGE

LATEST PORTRAIT 

 CZAR ALEXANDER II

CZAR ALEXANDER II

 

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 John Featured in New Book 

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John is featured in a new book, A Primer on Autism Spectrum Disorder, edited by Dr. Christopher McDougle, Director of the Lurie Center for Autism at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Dr. McDougle asked John to write a chapter on his life experience, entitled "From the Perspective of a Person with Autism Spectrum Disorder". In his chapter, John speaks about the role of art in his life and how autism informs his work.  He described his collage process as a metaphor for living with autism. In the end, John hopes to inspire others and leave a lasting legacy through his work. 

Published by Oxford University Press, the book is available from Amazon:  

https://www.amazon.com/Autism-Spectrum-Disorder-Christopher-McDougle/dp/019934972X


FOLK ART SOCIETY OF AMERICA PRESENTS

"AWARD OF DISTINCTION TO JOHN WILLIAMS - Talented Artist and Cultural Historian"

 John received the award on November 7, 2015 at the Folk Art Society of America Annual Conference in Memphis, Tennessee.

John received the award on November 7, 2015 at the Folk Art Society of America Annual Conference in Memphis, Tennessee.


JOHN IS AVAILABLE FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND COLLAGE WORKSHOPS

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