William Suys doesn’t limit himself in what he paints or how he paints it, whether it’s an animal, a person, a landscape, or a still life. The only constant is that he strives to imbue each of his works with personality, presence, and power. He accomplishes each of those goals with great skill.
“I want the process of my painting to be personal, completely from my soul,” Suys says. “I want to paint what I feel, and I’ve been doing more of that. If I can paint something that is meaningful for me and do a better job of laying paint down, it will resonate with people. ”
His work is resonating with art lovers throughout the world and has earned him countless awards, including first place in the Oils & Acrylics, Richeson International Figure/Portrait Competition in 2021,: first place in the BoldBrush Competition the same year; Most Original Award of Excellence in the Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional in 2020; and an award for Best Body of Work at the Olmsted Invitational in 2018. Galleries from Florida to Utah and New York to New Mexico carry his work.
Read the full article in the July/August 2022 issue.
36″ by 48″
“The west Texas Hill Country can bring magical mornings. This is one of those days where I want to paint the Air. I also love the use of the Brahman in American for their heat tolerance; their magnificent presence is a bonus.”
In Concert- Busker Combs
12″ by 18″
“I love to watch this colorful character perform when I’m in the Santa Fe area. Here, the real subject is his intense concentration while he turns his craft into art.”