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About Traditional Art / Professional Premium Member William OxerMale/United Kingdom Recent Activity
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The Imaginary by William-Oxer
The Imaginary
Acrylic on Canvas. With huge thanks (and apologies!) to Louisdemirabert for permission to use the original image as the inspiration for this artwork!
The Young Woman by William-Oxer
The Young Woman
Acrylic on Canvas, framed to Guild of Framers Commended Level.
Original artwork with signed Certificate of Authenticity
W 15.00" x H 20.00" D 1.00"
Media: acrylic
Surface: Canvas
With very many thanks to Lucy Orchard, Model.
Forgiveness by William-Oxer
Acrylic on Canvas, with thanks to Warhammerphoto for use of the original image on which this artwork is lovingly based.
She Is There by William-Oxer
She Is There
Acrylic on Canvas, framed to Guild of Framers' Commended Level. With very many thanks to Lileinaya for use of the original image on which this artwork takes inspiration.

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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United Kingdom


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Zaigwast Featured By Owner 5 days ago
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wolfmeister3 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  New member 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!
Iskaeldt Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Incredible artworks! I love your paintings!
Fernezco Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Great gallery!
Rubina1970 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have yourself a good Rainbow Llama 1 for your birthday, and ... happy birthday Starfish Rainbow.. ! 
pazlowq Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
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