Terrick Williams was born in Liverpool, educated at Kings College School, London and was expected to continue in the family soap manufacturing business. He was, however, determined to pursue an artistic career, and travelled to the Continent, where he studied under Charles Verlat in Antwerp, and later at the AcadÃ©mie Julian in Paris. Like many artists of his generation, Williams' fascination with natural light and atmosphere, saw him drawn to the fishing villages and harbours of Northern Europe. Among his many exhibited works were views of Brittany, Normandy and St. Tropez, as well as many Dutch, Italian and British ports and harbours. He achieved considerable commercial success, exhibiting almost 800 paintings in Britain and was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in 1904.