Jeff Williams Bio

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THE ART DECO INSPIRED ARTIST

Recapturing an Era of Style and Sophistication

Jeff Williams, a native Georgian, began painting as a child and knew at an early age that art would be his life’s work. Growing up with five sisters gave him an amazing sense of style, which is most evident in the fashionable ensembles he creates for the ladies in his paintings. After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta in 1989, Williams formed a commercial and graphics art firm, Intergrated Images. Despite the company‘s success, painting has always remained his first love. Williams toured Europe in Fall 2002 and found himself deeply influenced by the Old World atmosphere. In keeping with the European influences, his most recent work employs stain washes for a more subtle and elegant look. Many of the unique characters in his works were inspired by the people he met during his travels. While Williams’ paintings are typically colorful and full of character, His use of metal leaf, textures have broken the plane of the canvas and added a new dimension to his paintings. Williams is very drawn to and inspired by the Art Deco period of the 1920s and ’30s. Perhaps his attraction to the era can be attributed to his personal connection to the spirit of the times, a “Happy Celebration of Life” It is his hope that his work will evoke a similar sense of joy on his audience. In 2007 Jeff was invited to participate in the prestigious Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts Show at the Carrousel Du Louvre in Paris. He was commissioned as The Official Artist for the 2009 Kentucky Derby. He was honored by being invoked into the “Walk of Fame” in front of the Historical Rylander Theatre in Americus, Georgia. Jeff’s paintings hang in private and commercial collections worldwide. He has been represented by many fine art galleries across the United States. He has also been featured in many different publications. Consult his website for a gallery near you.

Jeff Williams is represented by many fine art galleries across the United States. Among them are; Karen Lynne Gallery in Beverly Hills, CA and Boca Raton, FL, Chasen Galleries of Fine Art in Charlotte NC and Richmond Virginia, and Gallery Diamante in Carmel by the Sea, CA.

His paintings also hang in many private collections.

PRESS COVERAGE:

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
    • 2019 Americus Arts Gallery
    • 2009 "Feathers and Flappers"  by Jeff Williams,  Rylander Theater
    • 2009 "Originals "Kentucky Oaks" "Kentucky Derby", Churchill Downs
    • 2009 "Originals "Kentucky Oaks" "Kentucky Derby", Barnstable Brown Gala"
    • 2008"New works by Jeff Williams," The Rylander Theatre, Americus,GA
    • 2006"Jeff Williams," Juliet Gallery, Atlanta, GA
    • 2005"New works by Jeff Williams," Soho South Gallery, Palm Beach FL
    • 2005"Feathers and Flappers" The Rylander Theatre, Americus
    • 2005"New works by Jeff Williams," Juliet Gallery, Atlanta, GA
    • 2004"Works by Jeff Williams," Briarwood Realty, Lansing, MI - Perminate Collection
    • 2004"Jeff Williams," The William & Joseph Gallery, New Orleans, LA
    • 2004"Works by Jeff Williams," Raymond Lawrence Gallery, Atlanta GA
    • 2004"Jeff Williams" Design 360 Gallery, Savannah GA
    • 2003One Capital Plaza Bld.,  Atlanta GA
    • 2003"Jeff" Celebrity Rock Cafe, Atlanta GA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

    • 2011 Easel Art Fair
    • 2011 Tres Chic: An Evening of Art Couture
    • 2010 The Gold Cost, Chicago
    • 2010 The Maze, Americus
    • 2009 Artist Jeff Williams, Focus on the Art, Americus
    • 2009 Sugarloaf Fine art Fair,  Chantilly, Virginia
    • 2009 "Benefit for CARE" Sip in Buckhead
    • 2009 "Local artist to show at Lake Blackshear Regional Library" Americus
    • 2008 Sugarloaf Fine Art Show, Cobb Galleria, Atlanta GA
    • 2008Karen Lynne Gallery - Beverly Hills, CA (on going)
    • 2008 Chasen Galleries of Fine Art, Richmond, VA (on going)
    • 2007"Ooh, La La Louvre"  LOUVRE MUSEUM'S SOCIETE NATIONALE DES BEAUX-ARTS - Paris, France
    • 2007"Versace Mansion Exhibition" Art Basel - Miami
    • 2007Karen Lynne Gallery - Boca Raton, FL (on going)
    • 2006Gallery Diamante - Carmel CA(on going)
    • 2006Studio E Gallery - Palm Beach
    • 2004Art Expo New York , NY
    • 2003Defors Gallery - Atlanta GA
    • 1992Cafe Tu Tu Tango - Miami - Atlanta, Orlando (1993-2001)
    • 1998"TheArt" Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
    • 1999The Wesleyan Academy Art Show, Atlanta (2000)
FESTIVALS:
    • Sugarloaf Fine Art Show, Chantilly VA 2009
    • Sugarloaf Fine Art Show, Atlanta 2008
    • Art Deco Weekend - South Beach, Miami (2006-2007-2008-2009-2010)
    • Magic City Art Show - Birmingham AL (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001,2003)
    • Bay Harbor Art Show - Bay Harbor MI (2003)
    • Atlanta Dogwood Festival - Atlanta GA (1998, 1999, 2000)
    • St. James Court Art Show - Louisville KY
    • DeWaters Art Instuite Show - Flint MI (1999, 2000)
    • Destin Art Show - FL (2000, 2001)
    • Augusta Art Show - GA (1999, 2000)
    • Virginia Highland Art Fest - Atlanta, GA 1998-2000