The Coningsby Gallery

Debut Art

Outstanding contemporary illustration
and graphic and fine art.

Resumé / William Packer - 60 years of painting

Opening Times: Monday - Friday: 10.30am - 6.30pm | Saturday - Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

Celebrate a lifetime dedicated to the visual arts variously as Teacher, Critic, Curator and Author - and always as Painter.

We follow William Packer from abstraction and Pop-Art in the 60s and 70s to the still lifes he has focused on over the last 25 years - with regular detours into portraiture and landscape, documenting the people he has met and places he has visited in his career. The exhibition spans 60 years from Wimbledon School of Art through to work produced in his Brixton studio this year. For all the apparent differences, there are common threads, in terms of formal composition, structure and colour palette - not least his constant and enduring commitment to painting. ‘The greater mystery is ever there, of quite how that dab of paint on the canvas becomes, by some alchemy, something quite other than itself’ William’s parallel careers - as Art Critic, for many years for the Financial Times, and teacher at art schools around the country - made him an established figure in the British art world. He has curated numerous shows, written innumerable catalogue essays and served on many selection committees. He is a member of the New English Art Club and an Honorary member of the Royal Society of British Artists and his work is represented in the National Portrait Gallery, Sheffield City Art Galleries and many private collections. Turning 81 this year provides a perfect opportunity to acknowledge the breadth of his artistic achievement. ‘As a schoolboy I remember envying those of my fellows who had any idea of what they wished to do and be: I had no idea. Perhaps I still don’t, for in an odd way I sense that my life in art found me’.

For enquiries please contact Katherine Kittoe 07968142289 @kittoecontemporarylimited

Opening Times: Monday - Friday: 10.30am - 6.30pm | Saturday - Sunday: 12pm - 6pm


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