Oil and Acrylic
by Arrington Williams


About the Artist

Arrington Williams studied painting independently from age 14 to 18, then entered formal training at the Corcoran School of Art in 1968. He studied painting with Bill Woodword, Frank Wright, Thomas Downing, Gene Davis, and Bob Newmann there until 1975. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the Corcoran.

Williams spent 4 months near Delaware Water Gap in the western part of New Jersey studying landscape painting and a year of independent study in rural England, in the North Devon and Cornwall area.

He describes his evolution as an artist as a "wonderful, if sporadic, journey of the mind and soul." He has battled with drug and alcohol addictions, worked in restaurants, sold and imported antiques, returned to Academia to acquire a Masters degree in counseling, become a Certified Hypnotherapist (he still facilitates Past Life Regressions when not producing paintings), and he moved to Asheville, NC in 1998 to pursue his careers in painting and PLR therapy.

His studio is at 191 Lyman Street #228 at the Riverview Station in Asheville, NC (828)319-9094


Artist's Statement

All my paintings are ultimately about energy...whether exciting, sometimes even brash, or calming, occasionally is always being depicted in some way.

As with all abstract art, the viewer interprets the energy and is attracted, repelled, or simply not affected according to the individual makeup of the soul and personality.

People sometimes ask me "What is it?" or "What does it mean?" I think my best reply is to encourage a viewer to turn off the intellect and turn on the emotional receptors. And then, sometimes I say, "If I could tell you what it means in words, I would have written a poem."




Updated 25 August 2010. Comments to the Library Web Team.

exhibits unca Ramsey Library