Born in 1970 in Belfast, Simon McWilliams trained initially at the University of Ulster before going to the Royal Academy School in London.
McWilliams’ chosen subject matter is primarily urban architecture, especially large construction sites which he interprets with a wild exuberance of colour. His vibrant, structural urban landscapes are intertwined with organic elements of smoke, and vegetation. Observed phenomena and painterly playfulness combine to produce a unique vision that is part fact and part fantasy. They are attractive abstractions that reveal the artist’s relationship with the places that fascinate him.
Simon McWilliams work is included in various public and private collections such as The Ulster Museum, Bank of Ireland, ESB and Queens University Belfast.