William Packer Neac
William Packer has been both a painter and a highly respected art critic and has always hoped that his abilities as a painter would help his writing, rather than the other way around.
Ever since his art school days at Wimbledon and Brighton, his paintings have been essentially figurative, skilfully drawn and with a sureness of technique. Early on, landscapes predominated but over recent years he has worked mainly with still life. The works in this exhibition are flower pieces, developed from objective observation, uncluttered compositions with lyrical delicacy. They are subtle, contemplative art.