Portrait painting - Reian Williams - RealismToday.com
Reian Williams, “Rodeo Clown,” oil on panel, 48 x 60 in.

On portrait painting > “Art is an emotion,” says Reian Williams. “Whether it is from the artist or the viewer, it is meant to give a message. We can each get our own different messages as well as our own different emotions. But it is a sense of depth in our perception towards relevance.”

Figurative art - Reian Williams
Reian Williams, “Amazing Grace,” oil on canvas, 48 x 60 in.

Ever since Reian Williams was a child, he has been drawing and painting. A proclaimed self-taught artist, he strives to discover new techniques but always returns to the old-world and classical styles so relevant through the ages. He in turn tries to capture the emotions and senses through his portraits.

Portrait painting - Reian Williams - RealismToday.com
Reian Williams, “Again,” oil on canvas, 48 x 60 in.

For most artists, their creativity in their art is based on an emotion — either from an intimacy to or from the subject, or an emotion the artist wants to give or take from the viewer. But very little art provokes all of these like a portrait. It’s a certain feeling and thought process that both the subject and viewer can experience.

Contemporary painting - Reian Williams
Reian Williams, “Unity,” oil on canvas, 48 x 60 in.

Reian has mastered this experience in that he can capture the thoughts in the eyes, the wisdom in the wrinkles, and the confidence in the pose. This can be both emotionally engaging and intellectually compelling.

Portrait painting - Reian Williams - RealismToday.com
Reian Williams, “Castles Made of Sand,” oil on panel, 36 x 48 in.

Reian primarily works in oil, charcoal, and pastel and continues to push the envelope in experimenting in new ideas in styles and techniques. He teaches at a local art institute, inspiring young students, encouraging them into a possible art career.

Learn more about the artist at reianwilliamsfineart.com.