Michael Williams was born in Patna, India in 1936. He read History at Oxford and then went to Paris, to be a painter, attending La Grande Chaumiere for a few hours; in effect he was self taught. Returning to London he taught Art History at St. Martin's and then Fine Art at Goldsmith's, ultimately running the first part-time MA course. In the 1970s, despite teaching at Goldsmith's, he moved to Wales, near Presteigne, which led to a shift from a kind of 'pop art' painting to a kind of Ruskinian landscape painting, in watercolour, devoted to the Marches and, later, the Greek and Aegean landscapes. He now lives near Stroud, Gloucestershire. He has had one person exhibitions at Austin Desmond Fine Art, London; Silk Top Hat Gallery, Ludlow; and The Art Stable, Child Okeford, Blandford (most recently, in April/May, 2016); and in Cardiff, Athens, Paros (Greece) and Stroud. He has exhibited in the RA Summer Exhibition, the John Moores Biennial, Liverpool, the RWA Bristol where he has twice won prizes, and frequently in the Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition, winning Second Prize in 2015. For a further account of his development and current ideas, go to MORE ... and then Notes on the Work.