Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Thaddeus O. Williams, Painter, was born August 6th 1964 in Middletown Ohio. Thaddeus attended The Art Academy of Cincinnati…1982-85/1993-95…and graduated with a Bachelor of Art in Graphic Design. He also attended Antonelli College…1989-1991 and graduated with an Associate Degree in Commercial Art. In his early High School years, he did a lot of freelance work making signs, posters and murals. His Commercial Art and Graphic Design experience developed into having a graphically- illustrative painting style, that specializing in using acrylic paints.
How and when did you start creating art?
I remember drawing comic books characters in elementary school. My first poster size drawing was of the Incredible Hulk.
What media and genres do you work in?
I did a lot of posters for dance parties. I create signs and repaired them in High School. In Junior High I did my first mural for a local store and the next year an a mural for a car dealership.
Who or what are your influences?
My Mom had a charcoal drawings of my Dad’s work boots on the wall…so seeing her do it. I also started drawing more often. I love bold colors and large works. Some of my favorite artist is Leonardo, Michelangelo, Frank Stella, Diego Rivera, Tom Shaw and Terrance Corbin.
What was your inspiration for
My inspiration for “Union Turbulence" was a commission piece for a play called Consequences by Will Underwood. I created sections of it from my imagination and some from the buildings in my area. So after I made the 10’ x 20’ feet mural for the show….I later made a smaller version for myself.
Describe your creative process?
My creative process is a good idea…making plenty of sketches and comprehensive drawings with various color schemes. I was an apprentice with Terrance Corbin and he showed me his taping process, gradations and the blending of colors.
What are you working on currently?
Currently I am refurbishing a coffee table….repainting the top to look like wood in the middle and faux marble on the outside sections. I will continue to develop a series about unity with the circle or sphere as the main focus in the designs. I want to also make more scenic murals with buildings and faces.
What are your near/long term goals as an artist?
My near future goals is to complete many of my unfinished pieces that I started. My future plans is to work full time as an artist. I also want to travel and visit all the major galleries and museums of art.
Where can people view/purchase your work (gallery, website, etc)?
My work can be viewed on my website: https://thaddeusowilliams.com/
And on Instagram: @artmanworks
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