Meet The Artist
Gordon Wilson was born in 1968 and grew up in Glasgow, where he is now based with his wife and two children. He studied at The Glasgow School Of Art, and has worked in the art industry for many years as a designer, picture framer and artist. He now paints full time from his studio in Milngavie, Glasgow.
Gordon's subject matter ranges from quirky portraiture to emotive land and seascapes, and his deep love of the west coast of Scotland shines through in his evocative work. Gordon paints from the heart; his expressive oil paintings reflect the ever changing moods of both the countryside and the artist himself. His much loved paintings of old ladies (Biddies), Belted Galloway's and characterful Clyde 'puffers' allow him to create amusing narratives in his paintings.
Gordon has had sell out solo exhibitions and has participated in prestigious group exhibitions in leading art galleries throughout the UK, Ireland and the USA. Demand for Gordon's colourful artwork continues to grow and today his paintings can be found in both corporate and private collections all over the world.
Gordon has taking part in Exhibitions in London, New York, Hong Kong and Amsterdam
Please click the link to watch a short video about Gordon.
I was contacted by the BBC to take part in a piece of filming with Dame Judi Dench for a very special edition of Countryfile. She is a very keen artist herself, painting with watercolours so the idea was to show her a painting technique she had never tried before. The day before filming, I did a very large, rough oil sketch of a Belted Galloway (she loves cows!) and wild poppies I made sure to leave the foreground empty to allow Dame Judi to go crazy with the pallet knife thus creating some massive focal point flowers. Dame Judi was diagnosed with age related Macular Degeneration in 2012 so using bold red and large poppies allowed her to immerse herself fully in the experience. Dame Judi is the most charming and wonderfully humble, down to earth lady you could ever meet and it was an absolute pleasure painting with her.
The programme was aired on BBC 1 on Sunday 3rd September and is available to watch on BBC iplayer.
thompsonsgallery.co.uk (London, Harpenden and Aldeburgh)
fotheringhamgallery.co.uk (Bridge Of Allan)
bathartgallery.co.uk Red Rag Gallery (Bath)
galleryheinzel.com Heinzel Gallery (Aberdeen)