William Bate

William studied at the St Martin’s School of Art London, gaining a Fine Art Degree. He has been painting for a number of years and during that time has developed a striking and dramatic style based on the human form. 

He works largely with oil and his particular characteristic is the nebulous smoky aurora surrounding figures. Early influences include the Italian Renascence period. He uses foreshortening, shadowing and detail to portray scenes that draw out the emotion of the viewer. Other influences are early works of Gustav Klimt, his primary subject was the female body, and his works are marked by a frank eroticism—nowhere is this more apparent than in his numerous drawings.


  • Royal Institute of Oil Painters
  • Miarte International Exhibition of Art, Milan 
  • New England Art Club, Mall Galleries, London 
  • Ottagono Arte, Venice
  • Galerie de l'Europe, Paris
  • Figures at Victoria & Albert Museum, London