Emerging Artist’s talent recognised by Sir Timothy Clifford, Terry New RA, Maurice Cockrill RA | Debut Solo Exhibition at Gallery 8 | 16-20 October 2012


In a city saturated with visual artists, it is rare that an emerging painter should be anticipated so much. But William Foyle’s internationally backed work will feature in a solo exhibition for the first time in an upcoming exhibition at Gallery 8, St. James’s, London, running 16-20 October 2012.


William Foyle’s solo show will feature over 35 watercolours, mixed media works and oil paintings, exhibiting the extraordinary breadth of work already realised by this talented emerging artist. Intimate portraits of Mr Sim, Louis the dog, close friends and family will be shown. William Foyle is represented by Leonora Martin Fine Art.


A devoted artist from a young age, Foyle has already been recognised for his remarkable talent within some of the most prestigious circles of the art world.


“Never have I met any artist of his age – and he is certainly an artist – so utterly dedicated to his profession. Indeed to me it has been a real privilege to observe his endeavors.”

Sir Timothy Clifford, Director of National Galleries of Scotland (1984 – 2006)


“One of the delights in life is to discover young talent and watch its development. William has a commitment and obsession for painting which I am sure will bear ‘fruit’. This is an exhibition of work which is full of ambition and energy. I wish him success and look forward to watching his career with interest.”

Terry New, Head of Fine Art Royal Academy Schools (2001 – 2011), President of the Royal British Society of Sculptors


“There is quality and meaningfulness in these varied works by the young artist William Foyle who shows considerable talent and promise. Portrait heads executed in vigorous and vibrant impasto reveal an assurance with the materials and methods of painting that he is rapidly developing. This positive handling is shown also in some of the densely painted landscapes. Deep banks of brooding foliage, the very essence of greenness and abundant growth. Either of these subject directions could prove fruitful and significant for William as a future area to develop his work and consolidate a richly meaningful and personal style.”

Professor Maurice Cockrill, RA, Keeper of the Royal Academy of Arts 2004-2011


His work can be viewed here: http://williamfoyle.com/


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