Thursday, February 16, 2012

Eric Wilson

Name: Eric Wilson
Bio: From policeman to artist is an unusual pathway. Eric Wilson became a police constable in 1979 but turned professional wildlife artist in 1991. His childhood in the Scottish highlands imbued him with a love of nature and he has travelled the world to paint its wild inhabitants. Photographs on their own are never sufficient to express a close encounter. Eric has exhibited widely in London, Germany and the United States, exhibiting at the prestigious Florida Wildlife and Western Art Exposition and The National Exhibition of Wildlife Art where his work has won several awards. His paintings have appeared in magazines and books such as The Best of Wildlife Art and Keys to Painting Fur and Feathers, by North Light Books; I spotted him in the 2010 Pastel edition of Pratique de Arts. Eric is often to be found as Artist In Residence at the Nature Art Museum in Twigworth, Gloucester. Eric lives in Derbyshire with his artist wife Karin Momberg.
Medium: Pastel, oil, acrylic.
Subjects: Wildlife.
Style: Realistic.
Navigation: Generally easy - links tend to remain visible on top of page. Home page is probably the most confusing.
Gallery: There is a list of images by species, but other links are scattered throughout the page home page, including New Work. The page is not nearly as organised as the paintings, even though the artist has been on the web for fourteen years.
Image View: Images are sizable and download is possible. Information is generally provided on dimension and medium of original. Amur Tiger is 24 x 19 ins, 600 x 469, 33 KB.
Demo: Yes.
Facebook: Yes.

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