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This Other Eden by William-Oxer
This Other Eden
Acrylic on Canvas 13" x 22" plus frame. Framed to Guild of Framers Commended Standard. at £1400. Please email me to purchase at
An English Rose (Now SOLD) by William-Oxer
An English Rose (Now SOLD)
16"x22" plus frame. Supplied framed to Guild of Framers' Standard. £1600. Email me direct at Just SOLD.
The Journey. by William-Oxer
The Journey.
Acrylic on Canvas, supplied framed to Guild of Framers Standard. With many thanks to Idani. Please email me at
The Girls by William-Oxer
The Girls
16"x12" plus frame. Supplied framed to Guild of Framers' Standard. £1400. Email me direct at
With thanks to Spot 25 for inspiration for this artwork. 
The First Note by William-Oxer
The First Note
Acrylic on Canvas. 16"x12" plus frame. Supplied framed to Guild of Framers' Standard. £1300. Email me direct at
 With very many thanks to Yellow Paper Clip.

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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DaniellyDan1 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is absolutely stunning!
William-Oxer Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. :)
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   Traditional Artist
Wonderful art :)
William-Oxer Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Zaigwast Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
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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
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