A graphic designer for much of his life, Williamson now works from his home studio in Bedfordshire. His paintings depict atmospheric scenes featuring his character Garfield and his faithful Jack Russell ‘Barton Darcy’. (It is worth mentioning that confirmed loner Garfield has recently been joined by a female companion). Most of the paintings are accompanied with humorous ‘ditties’. – 4 line poems about the world as the dog sees it, and they evolve from the annotations of his sketchbook doodles. He paints in oil on wooden panels and cites Paul Sample and Ralph Steadman as early influences. More recently perhaps, Gary Bunt and Sam Toft.
His work has been published as greetings cards and limited edition
wall art and we are pleased to be exhibiting a range of his original framed paintings in the gallery.