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MJWilliam

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Welcome to my gallery! I’m a self-taught traditional artist specializing in romantic portraiture. I’ve been drawing and painting my entire life, professionally since 2000. Originally from Ukraine, I lived in New York City for nearly 26 years, and relocated to sunny Florida in the summer of 2020.


I spent many years exhibiting and selling prints of my work at themed conventions all over the U.S. I’ve also worked on book covers, concept art for RPGs, and commissions for private collections. I've exhibited at various galleries throughout the U.S., such as Salmagundi Club and Gristle Gallery in NYC, and La Bodega Gallery in San Diego, CA. My art has won several awards and has been featured in many publications. My last art book, “Warriors And Dreamers” came out in 2015. Currently I’m focusing more on personal work, expanding my Etsy store, and working to exhibit at more galleries.


My art is a product of decades of observation, experimentation, and study of people, environments, and the works of great artists, especially from the Renaissance, Rococo, and Pre-Raphaelite eras. I’m inspired by nature, mythology, history, and various cultural elements, especially those from Asia. I love working with watercolors and graphite, but have used many other mediums, such as oils, colored pencils, acrylics, ink, and digital media.


I live in a charming small town outside Orlando with my husband, our two teenage sons, and a feline sidekick. Aside from art I love videogames, music, reading, writing, and horseback riding.


Favourite Visual Artist
John William Godward, Michael Parkes, Bouguereau, Brom, Jia Lu, Rockwell, Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell, Alfredo Rodriguez, Shiori Matsumoto, Christiane Vluegels, Der Jen
Favourite Movies
Goodfellas, Matrix, LOTR, Silent Hill, Fight Club, The Fall, ORIGINAL Star Wars (Han shot first FTW!)
Favourite TV Shows
Firefly, Supernatural, Fringe, BSG, Game Of Thrones, Lost, House
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Joe Hisaishi, Travis, The Decemberists, Guster, Beautiful South, Pet Shop Boys, Maaya Sakamoto, Ai Otsuka, Arai Akino, Two Steps From Hell, jazz, oldies
Favourite Books
To Kill A Mockingbird, The Dark Tower, The Giver, Oryx And Crake, Xenogenesis, Memoirs Of A Geisha
Favourite Writers
Stephen King, Margaret Atwood, Octavia Butler, Dan Simmons, Jeff Vandermeer
Favourite Games
Too many to list... Dishonored, Half-Life 2, Far Cry 3, Fallout series, Bioshock series, Tomb Raider series...
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC
Tools of the Trade
Graphite, watercolor, colored pencils, ink, oils
Other Interests
Art, design, writing, photography, dystopia, steampunk, all things fantastic

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I was inspired by a photo... The model is linked in the description :)

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