Ty Williams’ paintings and mixed media portray his travels in an unpasteurized fashion, focusing primarily on the aquatic lifestyle and the characters and activities surrounding the ocean. The result is a marriage between the playfully sarcastic and fancifully sublime with an element of innocence and heartbreak. It is this idiosyncratic subject matter and simple composition that has attracted galleries and clothing labels to collaborate with him.
"You can always travel as much as you want and "get away" as much as your bank account will allow, but the things that make us smile and ache are always in our back-pockets."- Ty Williams
I grew up in a family that traveled. Always in or around the ocean. My fondest memories of my childhood were spent between the Virgin Islands and the seacoast of New England. A stark contrast of locations, but one that shaped my love for the bright colorful customs of the Caribbean and the colder "navy-stripe clad" sailing culture of the North.