William Roper-Curzon’s work is an exemplar of traditional draughtsmanship in the hands of a fresh,
The Gathering is William’s first solo show. The collection comprises dynamic figurative and landscape
drawings, displaying a strong rhythm of line and mark making, both traditional and utterly of the moment;
the choice of Richard Wright as the Turner Prize winner in 2009 heralds a renaissance in skill-based use of
expressive forms. Influenced by such artists as Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach and Maggie Hambling,
William’s portraits are emotive, expressive, and tactile.
Working in pen, ink, pencil, charcoal and coloured pencil, he uses conflicting palettes to create vibrant and
William has exhibited at the Rose Theatre, The Royal Overseas League in London and in his hometown of
Lymington. He has executed numerous private
commissions and acted as 'Artist in Residence' for a private client. In December 2009 his work was included
in Art Barter London, alongside Tracey Emin and Gavin Turk.