Victoria Williams

My oil paintings are a comment on the mass movement of people to the city. Every day, people are lured into the urban environment with an expectation of prosperity, heightened career prospects, and acceptance into a social sphere of other diverse individuals. As many fall under this idealised spell some manage to successfully embrace it, whilst others fall behind, and are left with the very real feelings of alienation, loneliness and isolation. My desire is for the viewer to identify with these emotions, which are embedded amongst the complementary array of colours and brushstrokes. The aim is to evoke a time of quiet reflection, as one stands high above, contemplating the energy and rhythm of the city down below.