Dave Williams is a practising illustrator, painter and lecturer.
He has been a visiting lecturer on Brighton's illustration courses for over ten years. His current research work is in visual responses to the stimulus 'fear' and how it can positively motivate the creative impulse.
David Williams is a practicing illustrator, painter and lecturer with fourteen years of teaching experience. He has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Brighton, teaching on Illustration BA (Hons) for nine years whilst also being a regular visiting lecturer at Camberwell (BA) and Central Saint Martins college of Art (MA Communication Design).
Williams is currently researching visual responses to the stimulus 'fear' and how it can positively motivate the creative impulse. This includes developing time-based work using Corel Painter to give movement to his paintings. His intention is to exhibit and publish this body of work in the near future.
David Williams has an international illustration client list that includes IBM, Interbrand, Creative Review, Radio Times, The Mail on Sunday, BP Frontiers Magazine, Heinemann, Frances Lincoln, Harcourt (UK Publishers), Avon Books (USA), Bloomberg (UK, USA), McKInsey Quarterly (USA), CEO (USA), C4 Location, Location, Location magazine, The Royal Shakespeare Co and Big Cat Records.
Williams' work has long been concerned with exploring the relationship of the representational and gestural mark; working with both traditional and digital tools sometimes independent of each other or in combination depending on which is the most appropriate approach. Included in his professional portfolio is a large proportion of personal and exploratory work with the intention of keeping a balance of what is required by commissioners and what satisfies his personal need to continue to be innovative.
In 2005 Williams' image was selected for the press release and posters advertising the Transport for London poster competition at The Transport Museum, Covent Garden. He has also exhibited his work in a number of group shows including The Association of Illustrators Gallery, AOI Images, 'The Artist and Illustrator' show at the Islington Design Centre, The Pleasance Theatre London and a solo show of paintings at Buckenham Galleries, Southwold. Williams' paintings form the main body of a number of private collections.