About Paul Alex Williams Art
I started Paul Alex Williams Art because I wanted to share, as art prints, some of the images I’d accumulated in my photographic archive that not only gave me particular joy, but that I also thought, with the right treatment, could work well as decorative wall art. It was also important to me that the resulting prints were affordable, and easy to frame.
I’m not a photographer, so just presenting these pictures in their original photographic form, albeit with the possibilities of digital enhancement, wasn’t really a road I wanted to go down. Instead, I wanted to create art pieces out of them, in the style of a printmaker, by making them into line-art.
Using my experience of digital artwork creation, gained over many years as a graphic designer, I have developed my own method of deconstructing a photographic image (or sometimes more than one) and rebuilding the elements into a single piece of vector line artwork. Each finished picture is a calculated balance—areas of bold, solid colour, partnered with shadow and highlight tones that are reproduced as line screens.
That doesn’t mean it’s a kind of pre-programmed, create-by-numbers affair, however—far from it. There’s a lot of thought, planning and experimentation required, and each subject needs a subtly different treatment to make it work.
The result is an eclectic range of distinctive pieces that celebrate the beauty, quirkiness and humour in the subjects, and their colours and shapes, in a combination of hyper-reality and unreality.
I intend to continue increasing the range of pieces available, and I hope you enjoy what there is here so far. If you do, remember you can join my mailing list (see the Newsletter sign-up at the bottom of the page) for occasional email updates on new art print editions as they become available.
Why are the prints limited edition?
Some time ago, I started attending Affordable Art Fairs, and was switched onto the concept of original art that pretty much anyone could afford to buy, in the form of limited edition prints.
I fell in love with this concept, as it meant that people could easily own beautiful high-quality wall art, that wasn’t mass-produced.
That’s why all the prints available here are limited editions, not open editions. It’s as simple as that.
Each print I sell is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, detailing the name of the piece, artist name and signature, and the sequence number in the edition.
For your reassurance, I value honesty and my reputation—I would never attempt to sell more prints over and above the set edition number, as that would devalue the whole concept and destroy credibility, trust and loyalty. Once an edition is sold out, it remains sold out.
Thanks again for dropping by!
Paul Alex Williams