My first recollection of having an interest in art was at the age of 10 when I entered into a school Easter Card Competition and won first prize. This inspired me to carry on drawing, particularly incorporating my main interest at that time of aircraft and cars. Things changed when I was 12 – for Christmas I was given a set of oil paints and an easel (the easel I still use today 40 years later!). Painting in oil opened up a whole new world of colour and texture, as well as filling the house with the wonderful scent of linseed and turpentine.

I then enrolled in painting classes on a Saturday morning at the ‘Harrogate School of Art’, which I attended for about 2 years. I then took my art interest even further and attended a part time evening course where I was introduced to figure painting and also pop art. My high point at that time was a ‘pop art’ self-portrait, which was displayed as part of an exhibition in the Harrogate Art Gallery.

Due to the need to earn a living, painting unfortunately had to take a back seat for the next few years. I married and had 3 beautiful daughters whilst running my own small business for 25 years. For my own pleasure however, I did manage to continue to paint in my spare time.

It therefore wasn’t until the mid 1990’s that I actually went back to art more seriously and started exhibiting in the local galleries. I now have various galleries in the area requesting my work and I’ve had several successful exhibitions. Painting now takes up most of my time – I go to bed thinking of my latest painting and wake up with ideas for the next.

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  • The Outing Original by John Wilson

    £2,500.00

    The Outing Original  by John Wilson
    One Christmas at the age of 12, John was given a set of oil paints and an easel. Painting in oil opened up a whole new world of colour and texture to him and


  • The Picasso Gallery by John Wilson

    £695.00

    The Picasso Gallery by John Wilson
    One Christmas at the age of 12, John was given a set of oil paints and an easel. Painting in oil opened up a whole new world of colour and texture to him and


  • Night Shift by John Wilson

    £695.00

    Night Shift by John Wilson
    One Christmas at the age of 12, John was given a set of oil paints and an easel. Painting in oil opened up a whole new world of colour and texture to him and even


  • Aqueduct by John Wilson

    £850.00

    Aqueduct by John Wilson
    One Christmas at the age of 12, John was given a set of oil paints and an easel. Painting in oil opened up a whole new world of colour and texture to him and even now,


  • End Of The Day

    £595.00

    End Of The Day by John Wilson
    One Christmas at the age of 12, John was given a set of oil paints and an easel. Painting in oil opened up a whole new world of colour and texture to him


  • Lighting Up Time

    £695.00

    Lighting Up Time by John Wilson
    One Christmas at the age of 12, John was given a set of oil paints and an easel. Painting in oil opened up a whole new world of colour and texture to him and


  • The Corner Shop by JohnWilson

    £245.58£350.00

    The Corner Shop by John Wilson
    One Christmas at the age of 12, John was given a set of oil paints and an easel. Painting in oil opened up a whole new world of colour and texture to him and


  • Wall Of Fame by John Wilson

    £245.58£335.00

    Wall Of Fame by John Wilson
    One Christmas at the age of 12, John was given a set of oil paints and an easel. Painting in oil opened up a whole new world of colour and texture to him and


  • Don’t You Just Love This Time Of Year by John Wilson

    £219.73£295.00

    Don’t You Just Love This Time Of Year by John Wilson
    One Christmas at the age of 12, John was given a set of oil paints and an easel. Painting in oil opened up a whole new world of colour