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The Lover In You by William-Oxer
The Lover In You
Acrylic on Canvas, 12"x16" plus frame included. Framed to Guild of Framers Standard. With very many thanks to John Peri. SOLD.
Anticipation, or The Arrival by William-Oxer
Anticipation, or The Arrival
Anticipation, or The Arrival,  12"x22", supplied framed to Guild of Framers Quality, £2500
With thanks to IllusionStock

I have been painting professionally for over 25 years, undertaking regular portrait commissions for private clients and producing artworks for art gallery exhibitions. I work mainly with acrylic paints on canvas.

My style can be immediately recognised as romantic and traditional. However, it increasingly carries hidden meaning and complex allusions to mythology, philosophy, or classical and religious iconography. My paintings employ subtle allusions and themes such as 'perfect love' and the notion of passion as expressed in tales such as Troilus and Cressida and Romeo and Juliet. 

Previous engagements include creating large-scale painted designs for interior projects in historic houses such as Goodwood House, Buckingham Palace, Petworth House and Hatchlands Park. I have also undertaken many varied projects including period decoration and exhibition design in such places as Christies, St James (William Beckford Exhibition) and the Building of Bath Museum.

At Hatchlands Park in Surrey, I worked with Alec Cobbe, restorer and interiors expert. The experience was something that defined how I wished to work. Living in a country house amongst historic keyboard instruments, producing hand-painted schemes for some of England's finest houses and surrounded by hundreds of beautiful paintings allowed me to think upon my own work, quietly and studiously, in an environment that promoted beauty and rigorous thought.

"William Oxer is not merely a painter; he is a distinctive sensibility, with a poetic vision he explores in many media. His art is affirmative, evocative and forgiving..'. He states that the work 'offers us, in short, a return to the true and serious tradition." Professor Roger Scruton

"William Oxer's paintings represent a strikingly fresh current in contemporary art. His work is experimental, and he is also willing to take on larger themes as well as demonstrating a delight in detail and minutiae. Very few contemporary artists paint so consistently well." Dr David Morley, University of Warwick


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William Oxer
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NeuroticRain Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
nice paintings, sir! :D
rob006 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Excellent work.
starszasiostra Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  New member  Traditional Artist
Wonderful art :)
William-Oxer Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Zaigwast Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
:iconfemaleexcellence: Join us ! :D .... monthly art promotion awaits those with great art ! :#1:
If you do so, please submit to the correct category and do not forget about the rules. :aww:
wolfmeister3 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
tonypucci Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Beautiful work!
jacodebeer Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are a fantastic artist
lovelessdevotions Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
Your work is sublime :faint: 
phydeau Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful gallery!
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