About

I have always felt, innately, that I was meant to be a painter. Ever since I can remember, it was as though my whole mind and soul had already been told what to do. Of course, I had to have my own way in life, because naturally I was right. So over the course of thirty or so years I was determined to take on any role that actually wasn't remotely suited to me. It was only about six years ago that my true calling resurfaced. Now painting, exploring and making art is now once more at my core. I hope you enjoy my artworks.

 

“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 Sir 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

 

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

South Gate Gallery - Exeter

The Risborough Gallery, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire.

PRESS

 

Riddle Magazine - Interview May 2017  

Cosmopolitan Magazine - Artist Gallery November 2014

Roco Interior Design Magazine - Interview Feature September 2014

Saatchi Art Magazine - Interview Feature November 2013

PAST EXHIBITIONS

Nottingham Fine Art

Gallery In The Square - Usk

Tetbury Art Gallery - Spencer House, Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Buy Art Fair - Manchester

Haddon Gallery - Torquay

Papillon - Edinburgh

The Museum - Farnham, Dorset

Shaftesbury Arts Centre - Shaftesbury

The James Gallery - Budleigh Salterton

The Building of Bath Museum - Bath

Christies - St James', London

Trafalgar Park - Salisbury

Poole Library - Poole, Dorset

Serenata - Purbeck, Dorset


With a history in interior design, 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 working with restorer and interiors expert, Alec Cobbe. William has also undertaken a variety of projects including period decoration and exhibition design in places such as Christies, St James (William Beckford Exhibition) and the Building of Bath Museum.