William Tillyer has travelled the world over four decades making watercolours, this book is a record of that journey and of the artist's personal journey within the medium of watercolour. With 224 full colour illustrations this sumptuous book investigates the watercolours of William Tillyer. Two essays by the American poet and critic John Yau situate Tillyer's works within the English watercolour tradition and within the world of contemporary painting, while an interview with the artist provides some revealing insights into his working practice and personal philosophy.
William Tillyer, born Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, 1938, is an artist of international repute. His work is in many of the major collections around the world including the Tate, London and the Museum of Modern Art New York, New York, amongst numerous others. As well as his work in watercolour, Tillyer is a prolific painter and printmaker. Since having studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London and with Stanley William Hayter at the famous Atelier 17 in Paris, he has exhibited continually both in the UK and internationally.