Niall McWilliam is an artist now currently living and working in Singapore. He recently moved from Scotland where his influences were mostly landscape based. He has exhibited his work extensively in the UK and Europe and has sold paintings worldwide. Over the years he developed a semi-abstract style which enabled him to work freely with color and form. He paints contemporary themes which enable the spectator to draw upon a variety of experiences. He aims to conjure moods which his audience can share and enjoy. Niall has developed his painting techniques allowing a layering of materials which are built up creating a visual depth to his work.
He has recently researched and recorded a number of street scenes in Singapore. He was drawn to the elaborate decorative facades and the variety of architectural styles. His recent body of work reflects the bold colors, signage and the narrative of each street. A simplified approach has been used to depict the scenes that he has translated in a mixed media format in a montage of collage, mixed media and oils.
"I have recently moved to Singapore from Scotland and have embraced life here which has stimulated my creativity allowing a freedom of expression. This has been a revelation for me as I love the bold colors from the diversity of Indian, Chinese, Malay and European influences and symbolism of architecture to its rich cultural mix of people. I would like to explore more narratives within my work which will enable the spectator to understand where my influences have derived from. I enjoy representing scenes in a more simplistic but bold nature. The color combinations within my work have now been chosen with more thought. I still also enjoy the spontaneity of applying color as well."
Faith, Love and Hope — 4 May, 2018. Charity Exhibition at Assisi Hospice, 832 Thompson Road, Singapore.
World Art Dubai — 18 to 21 April, 2018
Studio: 47, Jalan Pemimpin, #06-03,Halcyon 2, Singapore 577200