Artist William comes out from 'hiding' for exhibition

Torbay Weekly

Visitors to Fleet Walk’s Artizan Collective Gallery who recently ventured into their basement may have discovered one of Torbay’s best kept artistic secrets.

Hidden downstairs in an industrial looking workshop room, is the studio of emerging English Riviera artist William Mills, a young talent whose bold and expressive abstract style is capturing the attention of global collectors.

The Torbay artist has been hosted by Artizan for over a year. His largest artworks, coming in at more than six feet tall, require a big space to work on.

Painting professionally for approaching three years, his rapid rise to international notability was first achieved locally. In 2020 he was awarded the New Elizabeth Bovill Trophy for works entered into the Torbay Guild of Artists annual showcase. In the same year, he later received the Joanna Radford Prize from Devon Artist Network.

Now, following a successful Devon Open Studios, William is showcasing a new series of paintings. As well as featuring some of the towering evocative paintings, for the first time he will also be exhibiting a collection of smaller studies/

The exhibition runs until October 31 at the Artizan Collective Gallery in Fleet Walk.