Born in 1935 in Ryhope, U.K., E. Colin Williams has worked in all media and is an accomplished printmaker, but most frequently paints with oils and in a representational manner. From his earliest years, E. Colin Williams never saw himself as separate from the landscape that contained him. Some of his earliest sketches were like simple topographical maps, others were drawings of the world around him. As a child he drew obsessively: the streets of the village, the sea, the coast, the farms, fields, roadways, and rocky outcroppings of the County Durham of his childhood. By the time he was fifteen, there was no doubt he could ever be anything other than an artist.
Williams has returned to the work he enjoys most - exploring the landscape through the creation of large oil paintings.