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William Winter ARCA is having an exhibition of his abstract drawings and paintings at The Gallery @ Handmade Frames in Teddington. The exhibition runs from 28th August -25th September  2010.

 Gallery owner Daniel Gask   said “I am pleased to be showing Williams wonderful drawings and paintings .His work is mysterious and beautiful and must be seen.”

 Born in St. Albans Hertfordshire in 1926, William started his art education in 1942 at Sutton School of Art and then Kingston School of Art. There he met his future wife, Peggy also an artist. After a period in the RAF he then worked in stained glass studios firstly of the renowned Martin Travers and then with Lawrence Lee. This craft influences his work today. He graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1956.His contemporaries included Robin Denny, Richard Smith and Peter Blake

 

William went on to work in art education at several colleges finally becoming senior lecturer in the Fine Art department of West Surrey College of Art &Design.

He has lived in Hampton Wick in the same wonderful rambling house full of art, books and creativity since 1959.even children, twenty-one grandchildren and at 83 he is still inspired to continue to draw and paint.

William said”Art, music and poetry have been my sustaining passions providing much of the inspiration in my work. I owe everything to my marriage and the absolutely truly exceptional person who is my wife. For whatever reasons I have very rarely shown my work over the years and feel this may be my last chance.