Antony Williams  works almost exclusively in egg tempera, which can be a painstaking and exacting medium, but one which allows him to express a feeling he has about the look of the world.

‘All my work is the product of direct and intense observation, which can produce as a result a heightened sense of realism, where every surface detail is given almost equal consideration.’



Egg Tempera
Starting at £11,000

Starting at £7,500

Any P.O.A

This is a rough fee-guide for a single portrait. Frame, travel & accommodation expenses, and VAT are not included. For groups and non-standard sizes please ask for a quote.


I work from life in egg tempera or drawing but not in oil. I need 8-12 sittings. I can travel to my sitters and am happy to paint groups. I am currently registered for VAT.


Solo Exhibitions:

  • Albemarle Gallery, London 1997
  • Sala Pares, Barcelona 1999
  • Messum’s, London 2000
  • Galeria Leandro Navarro, Madrid 2001
  • Petley Fine Art, London 2004
  • Artur Ramon, Barcelona, 2009
  • Messum’s, London 2009

Selected Group Exhibitions:

  • Threadneedle Figurative Prize, Mall Galleries, London 2008
  • Pastels Today, Southampton City Art Gallery 2000
  • Lynn Painter –Stainers Prize, London 2007
  • Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Self –Portraits Exhibition, 2 Temple Place, London 2007
  • Great Britons, Treasures from the National Gallery, London at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 2007
  • The School of London and Their Friends (The Collection of Elaine and Melvin Merians) Yale Centre for British Art: New Haven, Connecticut 2000
  • Hunting Art Prize Exhibition, Royal College of Art 1998
  • Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London 1996, 1998, 2002
  • Royal Academy of Arts, London: Summer Exhibition 1992, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007,2010
  • Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition, Mall galleries, London 1991, 1992, 1995-2010
  • Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London 1996, 2000,2009,2010
  • BP Portrait Award Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London 1995, 1998, 2005, 2007,2010
  • Laing Art Competition Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London 1995
  • Waterman Fine Art, London 1995, 1996
  • Mercury Gallery, London 1994
  • New English Art Club, Mall Galleries, London 1992, 2007,2008-2010
  • Royal Society of British Artists 1991


  • Changing Faces Prize 2010
  • Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2007, Runner –Up Prize
  • Arts Club Prize 2004, 2008
  • Discerning Eye Award for Still Life 1998
  • Ondaatje Award 1995
  • Carroll Foundation Award 1991, 1995

Commission a portrait by Antony Williams RP PS NEAC