Madeleine Faith Williamson Pires is a British artist specialising in luxury oil paintings.
She was trained from the age of 9 right through to university level in all the traditional disciplines of Fine Art, then went on to do a more conceptual Fine Art degree course at UWE, Bristol.
Having spent years developing her practice, painting dramatic land, sea and sky scapes, she “has come out of the other side” of the 21st century aesthetic into more abstract yet still highly detailed, multi-layered work. Inspired by the complex visual textures of nebulas, waves and tree branches, she has developed a visual language that marks liminality and ever-changing perceptions of reality.
These works include and bring together different avenues of understanding the world, appealing to the physicist, the astronomer, the prophet, the philosopher, the poet, the musician, among many; harnessing what is ungraspable for many of us and presenting breath-taking artworks loaded with meaning and suggestion.
Madeleine’s works are visual manifestations of the power of the human spirit to explore, endure, discover and express the energy and emotion unique to our kind. In an uncertain time in history; in an information-filled yet disillusioned generation, the artist is addressing the unspoken yearning for more depth, more tangible connection, more authenticity. She creates art out of as a sacrifice-filled process searching for meaning, truth and the source of creativity itself. She ignores the sarcasm and shallowness popular in contemporary art today, because she thinks people deserve moments to appreciate pure beauty, with no hidden or contrived agenda.
She is always open to collaborate with people to create their own unique piece. She takes the time to listen, and the work is done with the same sense of purity, affection and respect as all her pieces. It is an honour for her when someone wants some of her art in their home or office.
Madeleine speaks four foreign languages and also plays the piano and sings for devotional/ceremonial occasions. Contact about music
April 2020: (TBC) Chaiya Art Awards, Oxo Tower, London
3rd July to 15th August 2020: Abstract Expressionism (with Haylea Archer and Rebecca Gardom) – Dot Art, Liverpool
July 25th-August 10th 2019: The Art Gallery – New Wine United, Peterborough
Dec 2018-June 2019: 2 rented paintings, Quilter Cheviot, Liverpool
Summer 2018: New Wine Art Gallery, Shepton Mallet
Spring 2018: Picture House, Newton-le-Willows, solo exhibition
2016-2017: The Hub Community Centre, solo exhibition, Altrincham
Summer 2016: Art in the Park, Stamford Park, The Family and Counselling Centre
Summer 2016: New Wine Art Gallery, Shepton Mallet
Summer 2015: Hale Library, Hale Festival, Altrincham French Festival
Spring 2015: Water Exhibition, Art with a Heart
January-February 2015: Altrincham Market
Autumn 2009: “Flowers” exhibition, Nottingham
Summer 2009: “Untitled” Art Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London
2007-2012: Odeceixe Comunidade Criativa, Algarve: Hand-carved stones
2007-2009: Frutos de Luz “Fruits of Light” art gallery, Algarve
2005: “Creator Gallery” Ascension Balham Hill, London
2000-2003: Degree show and various exhibitions in Bristol, Bath, UK and Bologna, Italy (Erasmus)
2000: End of year exhibition, Moray College, University of the Highlands and Islands
Imagine the impossible becoming possible, the tiniest ideas becoming living reality, the whisper of a dream becoming an inspiring song.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. (Anais Nin)