Meet Our Artists

Pastel and Graphite Artist

Coleen Williams

Coleen is a jack-of-all-trades, master of everything!  Irrespective of the medium or subject, Coleen lends an artistic touch to them all.

Coleen Williams is an artist based in White River, Mpumalanga. Her home is conveniently
close to the Kruger National Park, allowing many forays in search of inspiration and photographs
for her growing body of mostly wildlife works. She is inspired by nature and enjoys capturing
the different colours, shapes and textures of our natural world in a variety of mediums.
Born in Nelspruit in 1972, her younger years were spent in many different places, and only in
2005 did she return to her place of birth, the beautiful Lowveld. Coleen always had a passion
for art and as a child spent many hours creating. She excelled in art at school, but a graphic
design career took her on a different creative journey. After running her own graphic design
business in Gauteng for almost 20 years, returning to her roots rekindled the spark of her
creative spirit and in 2018, inspired by an old drawing, Coleen’s inner artist finally convinced
her to pick up her pencils again. She currently finds herself on an exciting journey of rediscovering her love for art.
The years spent in digital design honed her skills with regards to colour relationships as well as
composition, which enable her to digitally compose her ideas prior to painting. Her beautiful
paintings are characterised by an intense passion for colour and detail. Whether its watercolour,
pastel or graphite, Coleen’s artworks are a joy and the tender touch applied is evident in each
piece.

Awards and Exhibitions:
Honourable Mention – 1st International Watermedia Festival, Art Curator Gallery, Somerset
West, South Africa, 2019
Best in Show – Summer 2019 Portfolio Show, Artcall Online Exhibition, 2019
Second Place – Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, November ‘Animals’ Online Exhibition, 2019
Second Place – IWSSA Lockdown Watercolour Online Competition, 2020
Honourable Mention – LightSpaceTime ‘Nature’ Art Exhibition, 2019
Special Mention – LightSpaceTime ‘Nature’ Art Exhibition, 2019
Finalist – Fusion Art ‘Into the Wild’ 2nd Annual Exhibition, 2019
Say Africa Art Exhibition, White River Gallery, South Africa, 2019

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