Monday 30 July 2012

British and Italian Landscape Exhibition

Friends and collectors are  invited to a private opening reception for William's  exhibition of Italian and English landscapes.  The party is from 6 to 7:30 pm on August 14 at Quest Gallery, 7 Margarets Buildings, Bath BA1 2LP Tele: (0) 1225 444 142.  William also invites you to attend a lecture and slideshow he will present on his Italian inspirations for his painting from his life in Sansepolcro, Tuscany. The lecture will be from 8 to 9 pm at a nearby space.  The exhibition will be on display from August 14 to October 6. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 11:00—18:00.

Country Life National media coverage

Country Life’s July 25 issue includes an article about William.  The popular regular feature “My Favorite Painting” is written collaboratively by a celebrity and an art critic.  The feature is read by art collectors internationally and usually features a dead Old Master.  This week however William was chosen (despite his excellent good health) and he is humbled by the honour.

Sunday 19 February 2012

Article Published

A lengthy article featuring William's work has appeared in the gastronimical journal published by celebrity chef Michel Roux Jr., one of William's collectors. The journalist probed William for his inspiration behind his cook paintings. The article reprinted images of William's paintings in the collection of Michel Roux. Some of the paintings can be seen at Roux's London four star Michelin restaurant 'Le Gavrouche .' The restaurant was founded by his father in 1967 and displays the artwork of Chagall, Picasso and Miro in addition to several paintings by William Rose.

Return to England

In February, William established himself back at his country home in England in the Mendip Hills. He is in studio busily preparing for an August exhibition in Bath, an October exhibition in London on Cork Street, and November exhibiton in the Cotswolds village of Burford.
William at Calais 2012

William prefers a ferry crossing when returning to England from the Continent and fancies that he would have liked to have been a sea captain if not a painter.

Investigations in France

While on holiday in Cannes, William visited the new Bonnard Museum which opened in 2011.

William walked the country footpaths of Van Gogh and felt the melancholic poetry of St. Remy-de-Provence where Van Gogh painted 150 works whilst institutionalized there.

Perugia Exhibition

Vintage Lithograph machinery
William celebrated the holidays in Sansepolcro and started out the year with an important group exhibition in Perugia, Italy. He also started a new figurative series of paintings in his studio in Sansepolcro Tuscany. 

In January, William printed a limited edition of lithographs with Gianni Octaviani in Citta di Castello before heading to France.