ABOUT RICHARD WILSON
Richard Wilson has painted since age 10 years and has always had a strong passion for his art which has been encouraged by his Father Matthew, who is an extremely talented ceramic artist as well as his Mother Sally who is an artist in her own right.
Artistic talent funs in his family, and Richard has always been drawn to find inspiration from nature.
"Childhood memories of going off fishing and hunting with Dad - wondering around in nature. Flights to see Tim (Wilson - Richards' Uncle and one of New Zealand's most renowned artists) who helped me find art in the early days, to spend time together in Auckland - painting and learning, was always a thrill as a youngster.
I just love nature - the light and the different atmosheric mood conditions is what feeds and excites me, so therefore - I paint it.
Now, being in the studio listening to music, completely lost in the moment, the paint revealing itself. This is what drives me. This style of painting is the vehicle that enables me to do this. It is always evolving and growing through different applications, experimenting with different mediums.
I guess the work I do for me is freedom to paint, freedom to explore the creation of oil and brush. The work would have to be an intuitive process - developed through many years of doing it over and over again. "
Richards new work is special.
The detail in these pieces is exceptional.
We urge you to enjoy them as much as we do.