Most of my art has to do with landscapes, from quick studies to “alla priema” (all at one time), low relief textures to sculptured pieces. Experimenting in acrylic mediums and techniques, exploring ways to render the subject matter led to several painting series: “Beneath Our Islands”, “Roof Tops”, “Wood Grain Primitives”, “Bayous and Marshes”. Using a palette knife for textural effects produces various angles on the surface of the work, this causes reflected light to change by the position of the viewer and time of day making the painting uniquely “fresh” each time one sees it.
In my “Beneath Our Islands” series, begun in the 80’s and still incorporated into my art today, is my favorite. The concept of that our barrier islands are beautiful to see rising above the surface of the water with the indigenous flora, trees and occasional manmade structures that make for a traditional landscape and below the surface the hidden part of our islands with the mix of sand, shells, and wood as sedimentary layers holding these islands in their place, is depicted in an imaginative perspective, arranged as an abstract form of art. Combining the traditional and abstract art forms within the same work makes for an adventure in art and incorporates both “art worlds”. Take a close look at creation and see how the traditional with closer observation may have abstract characteristics.
I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree, in commercial art from Mississippi State University in 1975 and practiced my vocation as a Graphic artist at the Naval Construction Training Center for 22 years. I’m currently serving as an Art Specialist for the Armed Forces Retirement Home teaching and studying art techniques with the veterans. I participate in “Art in the Pass” and the Jazz Festival at USM Gulf Coast Campus. You can see more artworks at www.miltpc.com or www.MiltonWilliamsPassChristian.com.
“I’m thankful to all the friends, family and art patrons who have encouraged me to strive to practice my art. I hope that my artworks bring a moment of joy to the viewer and an awe of God’s creation”. On the back of his works you should find these words, “To God Be The Glory”.
Milton and his wife Dorothy, also a landscape artist, live in Pass Christian, MS where their studio overlooks the Wolf River estuary.
Phone: (228) 363-2654
Blue Landscape Study
Size: 16″ x 20″ Price: $150
Pine Trees, Marsh, and Distant Violet Island
Size: 30″ x 48″ Price: $1500
Wheel Barrow with Flowers in Oil
Size: 18″ x 22″
Blue Landscape with Golden Clouds
Size: 36″ x 36″ Price: $950