William Selby was born in Yorkshire in 1933. Despite working, like his father, in the mines, together with a spell as an engineer, William’s first love was his art.
Self taught, William’s work has undergone changes during his career, with his 1970s/80s work largely figural and depicting every day life, with his later and current work in the true colourist traditions, and mainly focused on still life composition.
Now recognised as an important figure in the British art world, William has been elected to Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the Royal Watercolour Society, New English Art Club and the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour. His work is held in many prestigious public and private collections world-wide.