Who is William Fawkes?
Inspired by mid-twentieth century monochrome photography and found objects, William seeks to create bold visual stories which hold a strong sense of ambiguous narrative and intrigue, ranging in theme from the socially historic to the surreal.
William produces original paintings and drawings, as well as scaled-down high quality framed art prints of his work - all of which can be purchased directly from this website. As well as continuously producing original works, it is also possible to request a private commission.
Previously working as a designer, William’s typography and graphical pieces have been seen by millions across many diverse industries. Designing record sleeve artwork for clients including Blur, Sigur Rós, Trojan Records, EMI, and Universal music, William emerged with a unique style of his own.
To follow William’s artistic endeavours, join his email newsletter or follow him on his official William Fawkes Instagram. Since 2018, there is also now an annual autumn arts event called Gateshead Open Studios - which is a rare opportunity to visit William at his studio.
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