|Born and educated in Tasmania, McWilliams majored in print-making at art school in Hobart. His distinctive and unique work has been featured in several national exhibitions and he is the winner of numerous art awards. While his painting is of immediate appeal with its meticulous observation of the natural world, there is an underlying irony to much of his work. This is emphasised in his titles which often reveal a touch of black humour or a more serious message. McWilliams demonstrates an acute engagement with the world around him and a wry, yet mostly optimistic view of his place in it. McWilliams transports us to his brilliantly observed world of rural life in northern Tasmania. He invites the viewer to enter this world, peopled with dogs, sheep, cows and birds, and the native animals of the Tasmanian bush. Their activities - sometimes absurd, frequently amusing, sometimes sinister â€“ are transformed through McWilliamsâ€™ inspired observation into artworks of great appeal and subtle humour.