Angela Wilson

Angela Wilson

  • Artist’s Statement

    ANGELA WILSON
    ARTIST STATEMENT
    “The camera can capture what the eyes see -
    the artist can capture what the mind sees and what the heart feels”.
    Alfred Nicolas, artist Mississippi, USA.


    Angela has developed a preference for painting waterscapes and landscapes as she has a strong connection to this subject matter. She cites her personal challenge as “capturing the light and reflections at various times of day”.
    She says, "To gaze at the changing light and colours of an ocean or waterway is the inspiration for her artist soul." Her paintings are linked by subject: oceans, rivers, lakes, boats and surrounding flora and fauna.
    “Look for the light and you will find it”. A quote from Lloyd Rees, keeps me focused on the use of colour and tone to achieve a result worthy of the image I am trying to capture. Painting from photographs is not my preferred method as I like to concentrate on my own use of colour and technique to achieve the atmospheric light in a cloud, or over water or the casting of the shadows’
    Using a range of acrylic colours, metallics and inks she applies layers of paint and glazes and a variety of techniques including using brushes and a palette knife to create the vibrant and translucent look she is after. This results in a loose, less exact and impressionistic feel. She usually paints on canvas, but at times on old wood boards or linen to accentuate texture.
    My sources of inspiration are not only what I see around me, but in the study of artist work from all eras of great art. Landscape artists such as Turner, Streeton and Lloyd Rees, impressionists such as Monet, Lautrec and Degas and the decorative styles of Klimt, bold style of Josef Kote and Australian modern artist Belinda Fox have all influenced my work at various times.
    Angela has lived in southeast Queensland and the nearby coastal areas and waterways for most of her life. In the last twenty years, she has been fortunate to divide her time between a Brisbane home and her “River House"

  • Biography

    ANGELA WILSON BIOGRAPHY
    Angela is a Brisbane artist who lives in the inner-city area. She also has a river house on the Burrum River in a quiet reach of the river which she uses as a place of inspiration and time to paint. Since her retirement 10 years ago from a career in Education, she has completed numerous courses and 6 semesters of instruction at the Brisbane Institute of Art to improve her techniques. She has participated in the end of semester group exhibitions at the Institute.
    She is a member of ART ST, a group of artists with an on-line web page and has had regular sales through this avenue.
    Angela has a preference for marine art, landscapes and waterways. However, she also enjoys painting flora and fauna. Currently she is working on techniques for painting figures and portraiture.
    Angela has exhibited regularly from 2013 to 2022, in galleries and exhibitions at Brisbane Institute of Art, Percolator Gallery, Aspire Gallery, Royal Queensland Art Society, Rotary Arts Spectacular, the EKKA, Bundaberg Arts Festival, Woodgate Arts in Spring as well as Lethbridge Landscape Prize.
    NESPRESSO commissioned her to exhibit a painting for the launch of new coffee pods in Queen St Mall. She has painted numerous large artworks for commissions and a large Energex box in the local neighbourhood.
    She has had Art on consignment to Makersville in Montville for 2 years. Currently she has consignments in the Woodgate Tavern and Real Estate agency.
    She has had numerous individual or small group exhibitions since 2015 and being a member of ART ST online gallery, she exhibits annually with this group.
    Solo exhibitions have included:
    • Aspire Gallery TRIO in 2016
    • Treasury Hotel ‘Art of the Palate’ series to exhibit a River Boats series in 2018
    • Waterscapes exhibition at St Vincent’s art space 2019
    • Whispering Leaves exhibition at Brisbane Institute of Art 2021
    • Duo Gold and Birds at Atelier Wilston 2022
    Upcoming exhibitions in 2022 include the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital Art Space in August.
    angelawilson@live.com.au ph 0404836752
    www.angelawilsonartist.com

  • Influences

    My sources of inspiration are not only what I see around me, but in the study of artist work from all eras of great art. Landscape artists such as Turner, Streeton and Lloyd Rees, impressionists such as Monet, Lautrec and Degas and the decorative styles of Klimt, bold style of Josef Kote and Australian modern artist Belinda Fox have all influenced my work at various times.

  • Exhibitions

    Solo exhibitions have included:
    • Aspire Gallery TRIO in 2016
    • Treasury Hotel ‘Art of the Palate’ series to exhibit a River Boats series in 2018
    • Waterscapes exhibition at St Vincent’s art space 2019
    • Whispering Leaves exhibition at Brisbane Institute of Art 2021
    • Duo Gold and Birds at Atelier Wilston 2022
    Upcoming exhibitions in 2022 include the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital Art Space in August.
    angelawilson@live.com.au ph 0404836752
    www.angelawilsonartist.com

  • Website

    www.angelawilsonartist.com

Showing the single artwork

Angela Wilson

Lily Pad Series {3 paintings}
34 x 34 x 4 cm acrylic, gold leaf and metallic paint on canvas $540.00