About the Artist

William was born in Torbay and has continued to study, work and live across Devon & Cornwall for most of his life, graduating from Falmouth University in 2015.

Since then he has exhibited across the South-West, sold work as far as Australia, completed numerous commissions and won the New Elizabeth Bovill Trophy and Joanna Radford Prize in 2020.

The central theme underpinning William’s work is the ongoing journey in understanding personal identity and how it is shaped over the passage of time.

Presented through something between seascapes and landscapes, each painting oozes with organic texture and depth. Unrefined ombré backdrops overlain with delicate highlights, stirring colours and complimenting balance, rewarding observers with something new upon every viewing.


Exhbition History

2005 - 2011

Torquay Boy's Grammar School

2011 - 2012

Art Foundation Degree at King Edward VI College

2012 - 2015

Bachelor's Degree at Falmouth University


2020 - Elizabeth Bovill Trophy (Best in Show)
2020 - Joanna Radford Prize (Overall Winner)
2020 - Devon Open Studios
2020 - Artizan Contemporary Showcase
2020 - TBGS Art Show
2020 - Torbay Vision of Art
2020 - Solo Exhibition - "Horizons"
2020 - Artizan Winter Open
2019 - Our Place in the Seven Heavens
2019 - Lost and Found Art Trail
2019 - HeArTs Gallery Event
2019 - Torbay Summer Exhibition
2019 - Devon Open Studios (Artizan show)

Want to know more about my life as a painter? 


Email: info@williammills.co.uk

© William Mills