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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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:iconollaf:
Ollaf Mar 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Magnific works!
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William-Oxer Apr 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Ollaf.
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:iconjamesrandal:

Your work is excellent William.

Classical yet contemporary.

The detail in all of your work seems effortless.

Kind regards. :)

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William-Oxer Apr 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much James.
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rollarius55 Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats with your fantastic work! I love it! ;-)
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William-Oxer Apr 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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ericbernut Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful gallery,RGDS
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Kevinrichardfineart Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is simply inspiring.  Each painting deserves time to fully appreciate its depth.  You capture Oscar Wilde's quote  that art is both surface and symbol. 
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William-Oxer Apr 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You are very kind. Thank you.
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:iconfiguraarto:
Wonderful gallery. Inspiring
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