About the Artist

Alex Williams is a Manchester UK
based artist who creates photo realistic paintings using an airbrush and automotive paints on aluminium panels and other surfaces.

About the Process

From raw aluminium, to a clear
coated masterpiece that will withstand the elements
and the test of time, the whole process
is an artform in itself.

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Alex Williams

Welcome to the world of Alex Williams, a multifaceted artist with a unique journey that blends his love for performing arts, motorbikes, and the mesmerizing art of airbrushing. With over a decade of experience and an unwavering passion for creativity, Alex's story is one of dedication, evolution, and the pursuit of artistic excellence.

Image of Alex Williams
Custom airbrushed motorbike

The turning point in Alex's artistic evolution came when his two worlds, motorbikes, and art, collided. It was through the art of airbrushing that he discovered the perfect medium to combine his love for motorcycles with his artistic talent. This fusion allowed him to breathe life and creativity onto various surfaces, turning everyday items into extraordinary works of art.

While Alex's heart belongs to his art, he also cherishes the moments spent with his beloved son. Family is at the core of his being, providing the inspiration and motivation to continue pursuing his artistic dreams.

Son of Alex Williams
the one ring from lord of the rings painted

Alex's artistic journey began at university, where he embarked on a path to study performing arts. However, amidst the stage lights and theatrical performances, a deep-seated passion for visual arts started to take root. This newfound love ignited his desire to explore the world of painting and self-expression.

Over the past ten years, Alex has dedicated himself to perfecting the craft of airbrushing. With each stroke of the airbrush, he has pushed the boundaries of his creativity, experimenting with different materials and techniques. His work has evolved into a breathtaking tapestry of designs, reflecting his unwavering commitment to artistic excellence.

painted parrot
Painted leopard

Currently, Alex works full-time to support his family, but his passion for art is always at the forefront of his mind. Each day is a step closer to achieving his artistic goals, and he is determined to make his mark in the world of airbrushing. Join us on this inspiring journey as we delve into his world, where art, motorbikes, family, and unwavering dedication converge to create a vibrant canvas of creativity and passion.

About the Process

1. Clean the Surface:

Use a sponge or soft cloth to scrub the aluminum thoroughly, paying attention to any areas with visible dirt, grease, or contaminants. Rinse the surface with clean water to remove the soap residue

2. Abrasive Cleaning:

Choose a fine-grit sandpaper, such as 400 to 600 grit. Sand the aluminum in a circular or back-and-forth motion, applying gentle pressure. This process aims to create micro-abrasions on the surface, promoting adhesion. After sanding, wipe the surface with a clean, damp cloth to remove any residual particles.

3. Apply Primer:

Select a high-quality metal primer designed specifically for aluminum surfaces. Stir the primer thoroughly before application. Use a paintbrush, roller, or spray gun to apply a thin, even coat of primer. Allow it to dry completely between coats, and follow the manufacturer's recommendations regarding the number of coats needed.

4. Sand the Primer:

Once the primer is fully dry, switch to a higher grit sandpaper, around 800 grit. Sand the surface gently to smooth out any imperfections or roughness left by the initial sanding and primer application. Wipe the surface clean with a tack cloth to remove sanding dust.

5. Clean Surface Again:

Use a tack cloth or a lint-free cloth slightly dampened with a solvent recommended for the type of paint you're using. Wipe the surface thoroughly to ensure it is completely clean and free of any dust or contaminants.

6. Airbrushing:

Dilute the chosen paint according to the manufacturer's instructions. Load the airbrush with the diluted paint and apply it in thin, controlled layers. Maintain a consistent distance from the surface to achieve an even coat. Allow each layer to dry completely before applying the next, ensuring proper ventilation during the painting process.

7. Clear Coating:

Choose a clear coat specifically formulated to work with the type of paint used. Apply the clear coat in thin, even layers, allowing sufficient drying time between coats. Follow the clear coat manufacturer's guidelines regarding application temperature, humidity, and drying times.

8. Cure Time:

After completing the clear coating, we need to allow time for the clear coat to cure. This step is critical for the paint and clear coat to chemically bond and harden, enhancing durability.

9. Inspect and Touch-Up:

Thoroughly inspect the painted and clear-coated surface for any flaws, bubbles, or imperfections. If necessary, use a very fine-grit sandpaper to smooth out any rough spots. Perform touch-ups with additional clear coat as needed to achieve a flawless finish.

10. Final Cure:

Allow the entire piece to cure for an extended period, typically as specified by the clear coat manufacturer. This final curing phase ensures the complete hardening of both the paint and clear coat, resulting in a resilient and long-lasting finish.


1. How long does it take to complete an airbrush artwork?

The time to complete an airbrush artwork varies depending on the complexity and size of the piece. Small pieces may take a couple of days, while larger or more intricate projects can take a week or more.

2. Can I request a custom design?

Absolutely! We specialize in custom designs tailored to your preferences. Contact us to discuss your ideas, and we'll bring your vision to life.

3. What is airbrush art?

Airbrush art is a painting technique that uses an airbrush tool to spray paint onto various surfaces, creating intricate and detailed designs. We specalise in photorealism so anything is possible.

4. What surfaces can be airbrushed?

Airbrush artists can work on a variety of surfaces, including canvas, paper, fabric, metal, and automotive surfaces. Our artwork is painted on sheets of aluminium for a durable smooth and light surface.

5. How should I care for an airbrushed item?

Treat airbrushed items with care. Avoid excessive rubbing or scratching, and if cleaning is necessary, use a soft, damp cloth. The finish on the artwork is from the automotive industry and should be treated the same as you would your car. For specific care instructions, feel free to ask.

6. Can airbrushed items be personalized as gifts?

Absolutely! Personalized airbrushed items make unique and memorable gifts. Share your ideas, and we can create a special, one-of-a-kind piece for your loved ones.

7. Do you offer airbrushing services for events?

We currently do not provide airbrushing services for events such as parties, weddings, and corporate functions. Contact us to discuss your event and we can see if it is possible to accomodate your needs.

8. What's the process for commissioning an airbrush artwork?

You can fill out the quote in the pricing page, then get in contact and we'll discuss the concept, size, and any specific details. Once we finalize the details, we'll provide you with a time scale and final price to get started on your custom piece.

9. Are airbrushed artworks durable?

Yes, when properly cared for, airbrushed artworks are durable. We use high-quality materials and sealants to ensure longevity and protect the artwork from wear and tear.

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