Did you know that one of Americus, Georgia’s most talented citizens works at Perry Wellness Center? We like to think that all of our staff members are talented in their own unique ways, but most of us have not won international awards for our work!
Jeff Williams, our creative director at PWC, is also a fine artist who has established a name for himself not only throughout Georgia, but nationally and even internationally. Not many south Georgians can say that their artwork has been displayed at the Louvre in Paris.
A 1983 graduate of Americus High School, Jeff also attended the Atlanta Art Institute. He established his own design and painting studio in Atlanta, and recognition of his talent was soon celebrated throughout the Atlanta artistic community. He was known as a coming artist of note.
Today, Jeff’s paintings hang in private and commercial collections worldwide, and he is represented by art galleries across the country. His artwork celebrates the Art Deco period, with its vivid colors and sophisticated lines. Jeff’s website describes many of the highlights of his career. Among his greatest honors: his 2007 selection to participate in the prestigious Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts show at the Carriousel du Louvre in Paris. He was selected as one of 15 artists who traveled to Paris for exhibition of their work. In 2009, Jeff was commissioned as the official artist for the 2009 Kentucky Derby.
Locally, his talent has been recognized by a place in the Walk of Fame in front of the historic Rylander Theater in downtown Americus. The pull of hometown has been strong for Jeff, who now has his studio on tree-lined Taylor Street in the Americus historic district. Even with his widespread artistic acclaim, he continues to work for Perry Wellness Center, where his artistic touch is seen in the campus’ whimsical signs, extensive gardens, and outdoor structures.
Jeff acknowledges his success throughout Georgia, the U.S., and even globally, but remains an Americus resident. “I have family in Americus,” Jeff explains, “And I realize that family contact is important. I do travel as I can but seem to always return to Americus.”
One of his latest local design projects was at a popular restaurant, The Roman Oven, in the Americus Village Shopping Center. “It is fun to go out and see your work in Americus,” Jeff admits. “The only bad thing is that I can usually spot something that could have been better.”
Perry Wellness Center is honored to be able to showcase another side of the talented design of Jeff Williams. For a look at a broader gallery of his work, visit his professional website.