Originally from Linlithgow but now living in Meadowbank, 25-year-old Wilson has been hailed as one to watch after being chosen to exhibit in the Royal Scottish Academy’s New Contemporaries exhibition 2011. His still lifes of apples and other fruit in bowls have sold well, as have his black and white portraits which reference old Hollywood movies. But the Duncan of Jordanstone graduate says landscapes proved to be a big challenge.... more
He says: “I always wanted to do landscapes. But for some reason I felt a bit shy about going out and about with a camera, but in Edinburgh no-one notices you doing that so moving here was my opportunity. Also I was a bit bored with painting apples, although I was always grateful that they sold well, so I thought I’d give myself a real challenge this year and give it a go. Edinburgh gives such a good mixture of people and interesting buildings, and I also love painting cars and buses if I’m honest.