James E. Williams was born in 1951 and raised in a few of Chicago’s Westside communities. In 1970, he started to develop a growing fascination for art history and expression. With no formal training, Williams soon began creating brilliant works of art using oil pastels, oils and a vibrant array of rich hues.
Inspired by the master impressionist 19th and 20th Century artists, Williams unique collection of abstract expressionism pieces has evolved into a soulful fusion reminiscent of the works of Monet, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, Berthe Morisot and Jackson Pollock. In his signature fashion, Williams uses various palette knives with varied brushstrokes and a loose form impasto technique on canvas with an exuberant body of color and textures.