One of the most collectable artists of his generation
Born in 1957, Ross Wilson spent his youth in Co Antrim. He did Foundation Studies at Ulster Poytechnic from 1978-1979, followed by a degree in Fine Art at the University of Ulster College of Art and Design 1979-82, graduating with First Class Honours. He then obtained a Master’s degree from Chelsea School of Art,
Today, he is amongst the most collectable contemporary Irish artists of his generation, and he is perhaps best known for his portraits.
Sitters have included literary figures Joseph Brodsky, Brian Moore and Anthony C West. He was also commissioned to paint Nobel Laureates Seamus Heaney, and Derek Walcott of
His animal subjects include the rooster and a running horse motif.
Wilson’s solo exhibition venues have included Queen’s University Belfast (1980), The Fenderesky Art Gallery, Belfast (1985), the Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (since 1988), and group exhibitions have included RUA Exhibitions in Belfast (since 1980), the Kenny Gallery in Galway (1990) and other Belfast, Dublin and London venues.
His landscapes and animal subjects, in particular the horse are also represented in the