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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  • House Of Dali by John Wilson

    £850.00

    House Of Dali by John Wilson

    A quirky 3D wall sculpture by illusionary artist John Wilson.
    This piece features several of the Spanish painter’s most famous works, including ‘The Persistence of Memory’, ‘The Elephants’ and ‘The Meditative Rose’.
    Salvador Dali …


  • Girls! by John Wilson

    £850.00

    Girls! by John Wilson

    A quirky 3D wall sculpture by illusionary artist John Wilson.
    This piece features several of the American pop artist’s most famous works, including ‘Drowning Girl’, ‘Masterpiece’ and ‘I Know…Brad’ (with a little artistic license!).
    Roy Lichtenstein …


  • Loving Vincent by John Wilson

    £850.00

    Loving Vincent John Wilson

    A colourful 3D flatbed giclée by popular contemporary artist John D Wilson.
    All of John’s artworks are painted by hand without any digital images or tracing. For the full effect of the 3D movement, they are …


  • Our Family by John Wilson

    £650.00

    Our Family John Wilson
    All of John’s artworks are painted by hand without any digital images or tracing. For the full effect of the 3D movement, they are best hung with the centre at eye level.

    He says: “All of …


  • The Land Of Oz by John Wilson

    £850.00

    The Land Of Oz John Wilson
     

    A colourful 3D flatbed giclée by popular contemporary artist John D Wilson.
    All of John’s artworks are painted by hand without any digital images or tracing. For the full effect of the 3D …


  • Wonderland by John Wilson

    £650.00

    Wonderland John Wilson
    My new prints have allowed me to bring much more colour into my work.
    This is quite a change from my other Lowry-esque paintings – for which I
    use a limited palette.
    ‘Wonderland’ enabled me to step …


  • Who’s Calling by John Wilson

    £650.00

    Who’s Calling John Wilson
    My new prints have allowed me to bring much more colour into my work.
    This is quite a change from my other Lowry-esque paintings – for which I
    use a limited palette.
    ‘Wonderland’ enabled me to …


  • In The Summertime by John Wilson

    £750.00

    In The Summertime John Wilson
     
    My new prints have allowed me to bring much more colour into my work.
    This is quite a change from my other Lowry-esque paintings – for which I
    use a limited palette.
    ‘Wonderland’ enabled …


  • 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