Robert Williams, His name brings to mind impressionistic island scenes and paintings of women and children at play near the beach.__brilliant, insightful paintings executed with dazzling technical virtuosity that makes him one of the most popular painters of modern contemporary art. A modern day impressionist and a native Californian was born and raised on Catalina Island. His early carefree days next to the shore have left an indelible imprint on his art style. He applies paint in a sensuous, tactile manner, conveyed through rich surface impasto that appears to set his canvases aglow with brilliant light, rich color and deep shadows, expressing an overwhelming sense of the joy of life. Inspired by the works of Monet, Sargent and Sorolla, Robert Williams furthered a painting style known as California impressionism. His radiant use of light, subject and powerful coloring techniques demonstrate unparalleled talent and sensitivity. After studying at Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, he worked for many major Hollywood motion picture studios, as a background scenic artist, where he designed and painted innovative murals and scenery. For more than thirty years, his artwork has been his life's passion. His art shows in many National and private collections. For over the past two decades, the art of Robert Williams has been presented at more than 300 exhibitions world wide.