Roper-Curzons work comprises of dynamic figurative, landscape drawings, displaying a strong rhythm of line and mark making, both traditional and utterly of the moment; the choice of Richard Wright as the Turner Prize winner in 2009 heralds a renaissance in skill-based use of expressive forms. Influenced by such artists as Jacob Epstein, Frank Auerbach and Maggie Hambling, William's portraits are emotive, expressive, and tactile. Working in pen, ink, pencil, charcoal and coloured pencil, he uses conflicting palettes to create vibrant and striking images.
William has exhibited at the Rose Theatre, The Royal Overseas League in London and in his hometown of Lymington. He has executed numerous private commissions and acted as 'Artist in Residence' for a private client. In December 2009 his work was included in Art Barter London, alongside Tracey Emin and Gavin Turk.He has recently had a solo show at Aretha Campbell Fine Art in London titled 'The Gathering'