Welcome to my website!
Hi - I'm William Mather and I live and paint in the Scottish Highlands, working mainly in oils.
For years I have worked outdoors in watercolours but recently oils have taken over….again mostly painting 'plein air' in all weathers - see below and also in page: "WM in Action & kit". The images reflect some of the places and kit both for landscapes and portraits. Recently the 2020 'self-isolation' caused by Covid 19 has resulted in a lot more studio-work.
The studio is close to our home in Fortrose, near Inverness and is base-camp for working in acrylics, pastel, charcoal, pen-and-ink as well as oils.
This website reflects the diversity that I enjoy from Landscapes and Portraits, to ‘Portrait Sketches’, Africa images, and Abstracts.
I have always loved painting even though I have had careers in journalism and then in the Anglican Church - as a Vicar! There’s not been much time for anything else but I have exhibited when possible. Retirement in 2010 has given more time for the painting.
Since 2005 about 160 art-works have been sold or given away of which 89 have been portraits. There have also been 1,180 portrait sketches - sold for a recommended donation of between £5 and £10. I love doing them and they are very popular.
My wife, Libby and I have three wonderful children all doing interesting things in different areas of interest.
Just click on one of the 'galleries' above and enjoy a good browse!
William, July 2020