About the artistJeff Wilson is a full-time visual artist, living and working at the Portside Studios in Vancouver. Jeff was born in 1969 in Edinburgh, Scotland to working-class parents. He trained as a structural geologist in the UK and worked in mineral exploration around the world, settling in Vancouver in 2004. Evening classes at Emily Carr University kick-started a hobby that became a full-time art practice in 2013. Jeff has produced a number of painting collections in recent years, covering diverse subjects as including, working vehicles, neon signs, animal portraits, the Shetland Islands and the Vancouver’s people & urban landscape. These have exhibited across a wide range of public galleries in BC, Alberta and WA State, including Gibsons Public Art Gallery, the Smithers Art Gallery, the ACT Gallery, Okotoks Art Gallery, Bellingham City Hall and the UW Law School in Seattle. In addition to over 20 solo shows, awards include Finalist in the inaugural Saltspring National Art Prize, and two DTES Small Arts Grants from the Vancouver Foundation. Art residencies include the Booth in Shetland, Parks Canada’s Art in the Park, and the Stegner House in Saskatchewan. His work is held in numerous collections, including BC Children's Hospital, Firehall Arts Centre, Forum Capital partners, Salmon Arm Art Gallery, SimplexGrinnell, Smithers Art Gallery, St Paul's Hospital, Town of Okotoks, Union Gospel Mission, VGH Foundation and Victoria Gold Corp.
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