Fiona Wilson was born in London but has lived in the West of Scotland most of her life. Living in such a cold and wet place inspires most of her work to celebrate colour as an antidote, like the great Scottish Colourists before her.
She works across a range painting media with an experimental approach, with a desire to modernise the formal oil painting training she took over the last decade. She also makes unique monotype prints and screenprints at The Glasgow Print Studio, where she is a tutor.
“All my work centres around telling stories, whether it be fairytales and myths or collected stories and ideas from my travels. I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to have seen and learned about other far off places. To have had the time to examine their cultures and learn what lives in people's hearts and all the other wonderful, and not-so wonderful, things in the world is a privilege and I want to share these experiences through my prints and paintings.”
After graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1991, Fiona Wilson taught Art & Design subjects in UK Universities & Collages until 2004, when she left to pursue her dream and passion of being a dedicated painter and printmaker.
Fiona shows regularly in galleries and has pieces in private collections across the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia as well as works in the prestigious public UK Art Fund. She has exhibited at the RSA open, RGI, PAI and was pre-selected for the prestigious BP Portrait prize in 2016.