John Marshall Williams
From Georgetown, South Carolina, John Marshall Williams was born into a heritage of interior retailers. By age eight, he began sketching floor plans on notebook paper and then selecting finishes from his father’s store to complete the “make believe” project. John Marshall’s interest in design, color, texture and composition blossomed into a love for drawing and painting. This fascination of all things creative continued to grow and expand propelling him toward a career of artistic and technical excellence in painting. In 1995, John Marshall earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from CIDA accredited Winthrop University. His extensive studies included color, light, composition, art history, historic interiors as well as technical drawing, architectural integrity and function. Post-graduation, he continued to live and practice in Rock Hill, South Carolina, where he was also involved in the Rock Hill Arts Council as well as fundraising events and galas for his alma mater. Having returned to the low country in 2000, Interior Design remained his focus and passion. However, the desire and need to apply the principles and elements of design to oil on canvas took hold, once again.