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Artist - Fiona Wilson

After graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1991, Fiona Wilson fell into a thirteen year career teaching Art, Design and Computer Animation in Universities and Collages in The UK. In 2004 she left the comfort of a full time job to pursue her dream and passion of being a dedicated painter and printmaker.

Fiona works primarily in artist’s oil paint which allows a luminosity of colour and luscious texture with every brushstroke. Her work has often been compared to the lively paintings of the impressionists, including the artists Degas and Toulouse Lautrec, that she greatly admires. It is perhaps this influence that led her to paint burlesque performers and dancers, trying to capture their movements and flamboyant costumes under theatre lighting.

“I adore the nostalgic feeling these art forms evoke and strive to capture the inner beauty and energy of every performer I portray. In the same way, I am drawn to places that exude a faded glamour. From the crumbling beauty of the streets of Venice to the stark landscapes and forgotten treasures of the 50s along the American highways, I use jewel like colours to capture snapshots of these places that I have visited and loved.

My art is less about grand concepts, but about the simple desire to portray life around me, be it a human being, a building, or an interesting object. I am fascinated by capturing the way light falls against surfaces creating colours and textures that I feel compelled to translate onto canvas with paint and in seeking beauty in what I am viewing.”

Fiona has pieces in collections across the UK, Europe, USA and Australia, and has works in the public UK Art Fund. She has exhibited at the RSA open, RGI, PAI and was pre-selected for the prestigious BP Portrait prize in 2016.

Available Work

Curved Door, Venice - £995 - 50cm by 50cm

Blue Door, Venice - £995 - 50cm by 50cm

At the End of the Day - £1450 - 80cm by 59cm

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