Urban landscape painter Jeff Wilson joins us on The Artist Sessions on May 7, 2020 at 7:15 pm on Facebook Live to share his artist residency experiences in Canada and abroad, along with a few tips for artists considering this type of adventure.

Jeff Wilson

I try to create paintings that are both beautiful and illustrate stories of everyday life. I feel the need to work on subjects and compositions drawn from day-to-day observations. These are based on observations of people, objects and landscape that illustrate aspects of a given place or time.

Jeff Wilson excerpt from The View From Here

Jeff Wilson participated in the Glacier National Park Artist-in-Residence Program in 2016 and the resulting paintings were displayed in a touring group exhibition as part of the Canada 150 celebrations. The exhibition Art in the Park was installed at PoMoArts from June 15 - July 16, 2017.

Bianca 36"x18" acrylic on canvas
Fred Dred, 30"x40" acrylic on canvas; Warden Woods 40"x30" acrylic on canvas

The View From Here, in March 2018, was Jeff Wilson's second solo exhibition at PoMoArts. Scroll down in the digital gallery for a recap of the show.

Gallery installation northeast view
clockwise: Money BBQ 18"x36"; The Last Payphone 36"x36"; Sai Woo Chop Suey 36"x40", all acrylic on canvas
Just Doin' It 48"x48" acrylic on canvas
Worm 8 48"x72" acrylic on canvas
One Ninety-Five 48"x72" acrylic on canvas
Commercial Lane 72"x48" acrylic on canvas
The Cambie 72"x48" acrylic on canvas
Divebomb 24"x18" acrylic on canvas
All Reasonable Offers 36"x36" acrylic on canvas
Bryn 30"x30" acrylic on canvas

Right: Two Tugs 48"x48" acrylic on canvas

Back of Hastings 36"x48" acrylic on canvas
Three Alarm 36"x72" acrylic on canvas
Opening reception March 28, 2018

Jeff Wilson grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland & trained as a structural geologist. He worked in mineral exploration around the world, settling in Vancouver in 2004, and took art classes at Emily Carr University, kick-starting a hobby that transitioned to a full-time art practice in 2013.

Jeff produces painting collections that exhibit in public galleries in BC, Alberta and WA State. Recent highlights include the Art Gallery of St. Albert, Port Moody Arts Centre, The Langham, Okotoks Art Gallery, Smithers Art Gallery, Gibsons Public Art Gallery, ACT Gallery, Bellingham City Hall and the University of Washington Law School.

Jeff has received a number of awards, including Finalist in the inaugural Saltspring National Art Prize, appeared in the recent “Landscape Artist of the Year Canada” TV show, and received two Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants from the Vancouver Foundation. Jeff has completed residencies at the Booth in Shetland, Parks Canada’s Art in the Park and the Wallace Stegner House. His work is held in numerous private, public and corporate collections, including Alexco Resource Corp., BC Children's Hospital, Firehall Arts Centre, Forum Capital partners, Lion’s gate Hospital, MOI Solicitors, Salmon Arm Art Gallery, SimplexGrinnell, Smithers Art Gallery, Town of Okotoks, Union Gospel Mission, UBC Okanagan, VGH Foundation, Victoria Gold Corp. and Western Potash Corporation.

Jeff Wilson lives and works in Vancouver.

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Rennie Brown, Jeff Wilson, Janice Cotter