Originally from Linlithgow, but now living and working in Edinburgh, Scotland. 28 year old Colin Wilson has been hailed as one to watch after being chosen to exhibit in the Royal Scottish Academy’s new contemporaries exhibition 2011
Colin says: “ Painting photo realism still lives, with a contemporary twist has always been my favourite subject matter. I’m so delighted to see the response for my latest works, some of my pieces really push the boundaries for this style of work, and the Edinburgh gin and tonic painting and raspberry fizz are great examples of my contemporary approach to this more traditional format and subject matter ”.
Now with collectors throughout the world, Colin’s original work has become the must have artwork in many art collectors portfolios.
Colin’s artwork has explored multiple styles that include still life, portraiture, collages and most recently landscape painting. In his series of still lives he explores the interaction of visual planes and the relationship between two conflicting styles of painting, abstract and realism. Fuelled by a love of cookery and all things food, these small scale paintings present the traditional subject of fruit and vegetables shown against a backdrop of colour and abstract shapes.