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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SHOW IN PROVINCETOWn A Great Success! Thanks to all who supported me!
Come to Gallery Voyeur and see how John brings history to life through his stunning collages. In a room full of faces, you will be drawn in first by their eyes, beckoning you to come closer to meet the sitter face-to-face. Once the eyes draw you in, you will see the myriad details that illuminate the portraits -- sunlight on Sacajawea's face, Lincoln's cowlick. Each element is filled with emotive content purposefully placed to tell the individual's personal story. John uses small pieces of cut paper to sculpt faces full of emotion, surrounded by background elements woven together to illustrate the subject's story. He also creates landscapes and whimsical subjects like Chinese Dragon and Panda.
VIDEO OF JOHN'S RECENT COLLAGE WORKSHOP:
Brio Integrated Theatre sponsored John's Talk and Collage Workshop which are featured in the above video. The event was held March 5th at Crawford Memorial Church in Winchester, MA and was a wonderful family focused event. John spoke about his artistic vision and technique and described how he sees his work as a metaphor for his daily life…. making order out of chaos by organizing many disparate elements into a unified and coherent image.
JOHN IS AVAILABLE FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
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NEW IN JOHN'S CUBA SERIES
CAMPO DE CANA DE AZUCAR (Sugar Cane Field)
See MORE new work on Cuba in the new CUBA SERIES GALLERY. John began this series of work on Cuba to celebrate the launch of "Engage Cuba", a coalition of which John's brother, James Williams, is President.
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.
Fine more information about The Folk Art Society of America here:
John's piece, MEMPHIS BLUES, which was included in the Folk Art Society of America's (FASA) annual fundraising event, was purchased by a Collector from Atlanta.
See John's recent television interview on NECN (NEW ENGLAND CABLE NEWS)
Look for "Autistic Man Finds Career in Art"
NEW in the WORLD LEADERS Series:
All photography by Marcy Stuart
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