Jeff Wilson



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Barney's Loans, Acrylic, 30x40 inches, 2015

Moving Along, Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2015

Commercial Lane, Acrylic, 40x30 inches, 2015

Take 5, Acrylic, 36x18 inches, 2015

The Cambie, Acrylic, 40x30 inches, 2015

Crow, acrylic, 24x24 inches, 2015


I work within the Scottish tradition of realist painting characterised by artists such as the Glasgow Boys, the Colourists, and the Edinburgh School.

I like to paint pictures that are drawn from observation of everyday places, things, animals & people that illustrate particular stories or issues that are distinctive to a given place. I like to work with unusual compositions that are cropped & asymmetric, and work with a rich colour palette. My hope is that my paintings will get peoples attention and make them think about the subject or meaning underlying the image.


Jeff Wilson is a Scottish-Canadian painter, based in Vancouver, BC. He has been painting full-time since 2013.

Jeff currently has a number of collections touring public galleries in BC & WA State. These cover a broad range of subjects, including vehicles, signage, animal portraits, the Shetland Islands and Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Jeff completed his first art residence in March 2014 at the Booth in Scalloway, Shetland, The Booth is operated by WASPs studios & owned by the Shetland Arts Council. The resulting “60°N: Shetland” collection premiered at Maple Ridge Art Gallery in January 2015.

The Vancouver Foundation awarded Jeff a DTES Small Arts Grant in early 2015. Paintings from this work premiered at the Espana Gallery in summer 2015.

Jeff was recently named as a finalist in the 2015 Saltspring National Art Prize.


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