Sarah Williams, Kiwi bakery treats

Sarah Williams’ confident and decisive movements with the brush and palette knife produce paintings which are rich, vibrant and tactile. Williams applies layer upon layer of paint; each mixed with the previous application or concealed by the following action to produce subtle variations in texture, colour and lustre.

For the most part, Williams’ compositions are derived from the banal architectural spaces that we move through every day and rarely pause to consider or appreciate - staircases, bare rooms, corridors and the like. However, the geometry of these spaces and the movements and nuances of paint supersede any clear image or schematic in her works. In a departure from her better-known subject matter, for In Good Shape Williams serves up generous helpings of paint in homage to the humble kiwi bakery treat. Williams completed an MFA at the University of Auckland in 2010 and is currently based in Hamilton.