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Ian Wilson



Fine Artist | Painter


For the last few years I have been obsessing over the subject matter of portraiture, and developing not only my ability but also my approach to the subject. Recently my work has paid particular attention to a matter closer and more personal to me, my family. When having such a connection and a history with the subjects I am painting, I have been able to create representational pieces in a painterly way, without having them mimic a photograph. I feel I have been able to capture the personality and emotion of each subject, through careful consideration when selecting the composition to work with. The outcome of this has resulted in a body of work that is powerful, dramatic, and at the same time delicate and most importantly real. These are bold paintings with small intimate stories.



Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K. 2006 – 2010 Bachelor of Arts with Honours, Painting


Fraser Suites Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K. Frasers Hospitality Group

Studio Art Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K. Various works held in gallery collection, 2008-2010

Private Collections

Exhibition History:

Chessel Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K. 30x30, 2007 (group)

Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K. Open Exhibition, 2007 (group) Xejn, 2008 (group) Poppycock, 2009 (group)

Meat Hook, 2010 (group) Degree Show 2010, 2010 (group)

Focus Skateboard Store, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K. Artwalk, 2008 (group)

Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K. Braw: as git oot, 2009 (group)

Tollhouse Studios, Glasgow, Scotland, U.K. One Creative Scotland, 2009 (group)


WASPS New Graduate Prize 2010


The Scotsman 16th june 2010 ( Review by Duncan MacMillan )


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