PKW Fine Art
by P.K. Williams
Mixed Media, Collage and Painting
When I first began creating art, I started out realistically portraying various subject matter, mainly nature. This soon became tedious, and I felt like I was simply recreating something nature had already created. I have now changed my methodology so my work has evolved. Instead of recreating that which already exists I enjoy exploring concepts and themes which allow my ideas and curiosity to lead the way. I use mixed processes. My work is a varied collection of techniques including collage, paper staining, printmaking, epoxy resin pouring, painting and my personal favorite, paper excavation. I enjoy combining several of these techniques into one piece and I believe that is what makes my work unique.
My philosophy is; if I can relate to something, someone else will too. We are all connected in one way or another. When I can reach deep down and find these connections, I am successful as an artist.
While in college I began my studies in the field of art, but certain situations arose in my life which persuaded me to pursue a “safer” career. In other words, I needed to have a steady paycheck which a career in art may not have provided at that point in time. Although my career in education was very fulfilling, there was always an emptiness inside me, and I longed for “the path not taken”. Finally in 2010 my partner and I relocated to Albuquerque, New Mexico where I began to pursue the “path not taken”.
In 2011 I entered my first exhibition, was accepted and I was hooked. It was the affirmation I needed to continue down this new path.
I am extremely fortunate to have been afforded the opportunity to turn back the clock and pursue the career I’ve always longed for.
I now reside in Placitas, New Mexico and work out of my home studio.
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