work in progress in Keams Yard studio Gallery, by the painter Bruce Williams, scenes of Whitstable North Kent, known for its alleyways and oysters

Work in progress in Keam's Yard Studio Gallery as Bruce Williams paints familiar landmarks around Whitstable


After graduating from Kent Institute of Art & Design at Canterbury in 1990, I spent almost twenty years as a mural artist and set painter, working within the film industry and BBC. I now paint full time and sell my work from my studio gallery at Keam's Yard on the sea front in Whitstable, Kent.

Currently my work is figurative. I often paint directly in the landscape and on the seafront, sometimes developing the theme in the studio, referring to studies, sketches and photographs.

The subject matter is a crucial starting point: familiar landscapes and seascapes; my family; the fungi I pick in the autumn for the still life work. Then trying to distil what I see and to reduce this to simple shapes, colours and bold vigorous mark making, using oil paint, drawing and redrawing.



Royal Academy Summer Show, London

Pie Factory, Margate

Sportsman, Seasalter

Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London

ROI, Mall Galleries, London



Thompsons Galleries, London

Royal Academy Summer Show, London

Keams Yark Gallery, Whitstable



Riverside Gallery, Richmond

Solo Show, The Sportsman, Seasalter



Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London


Work in Public Collections

West Wales Art

South East Arts Collection

Ossie's Fish Bar, Whitstable


Awards since 2012

Windsor and Newton Best Painting RSMA (2015)

Windsor and Newton Best Non Member Painting ROI (2015)




Breakwater and Beach , Whitstable, by Bruce Williams (Royal Society of Marine Painters, Windsor and Newton Best Oil Painting prize 2015)