Wildlife art, Fine art portraiture and Space art.
I hope you will enjoy the new content I have added. This site is not just a display gallery for my work, it now offers a complete guide to my painting life and most importantly for the many artists who visit me, it is a guide to how I produce my paintings.
In the twenty years that I have had my business online, I have learned a great deal about what interests people most and I have made every effort here to build a website with something for every visitor.
Wildlife Art is obviously my forte, but I also enjoy painting a wide variety of other subjects such as Space art and portrait painting and these paintings can now be seen in the new 'Other Subjects' gallery.
Artists wondering how I produce my paintings will enjoy the new Learn from me section where they can browse paintings at various stages of completion and view details of my latest instructional painting DVDs. These offer a complete guide for how to paint wildlife.
I am happy that my work inspires a new generation of up and coming Artists, and for them I have added here a specialsection where I show my very earliest works which will help them gain confidence that they too, if they work hard, might one day become a professional Artist. Young people may ask their parents to submit their paintings to me, and I will showcase them on this page for all to enjoy.
The all new 'About Eric Wilson' section contains a huge gallery of photographs covering my professional career.
Last but not least, the 'Art for Sale' section for collectors of my work, makes purchasing an original or fine art print a simple and reliable process. Wildlife art paintings for sale are displayed there.
If you are looking for a particular animal or subject, you might wish to use the quick links here:
Thank you for your visit here and please come back soon as I will regularly update this site with new work.
My latest paintings
Snow Leopard in pastel.
Polar bear cub at Wapusk. Pastel.
Hot off the easel. African Leopard.
Eric Wilson - Completed 20th Feb. 2016.
'Amur Tiger at Twilight'
Pastel on Pastelmat.
50 x 35 cm
( 19.6 x 13.6 Inches )
Original now SOLD.
'Clash of the Titans'
Pastel on Pastelmat. 50 x 70cm.
Man must explore.
Commander Dave Scott, Apollo 15, salutes the flag at the end of EVA 2 on 1st August 1971. Silver Spur and Mount Hadley Delta can be seen in the distance. Oil painting on canvas, 48 x 36 inches. The original photograph, from which I based this painting, was taken in black and white by Jim Irwin. It was a much larger scene which included the lunar Module. I concentrated upon the figure of Dave Scott for my painting, adding the colour and missing detail from the grainy black and white image, making this image unique in that it is exactly as it was on the moon, and yet improving upon the original image to give us a better appreciation of that magnificent moment.
For more space paintings click here.
Want to learn more about this Apollo space painting? How and why I created it?
Sumatran Tiger cub with mother in pastel.
Original pastel painting Sold.
Fine art prints are still available.
I love to paint Sumatran Tigers. They have such expressive faces.
There are now fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers holding on for survival in the remaining patches of forests on the island of Sumatra. Accelerating deforestation and rampant poaching mean this noble creature could end up like the now extinct Javan and Balinese tigers. They are precious rare creatures.
I painted this tiger as part of a private tuition course in Vienna, Austria.
Walking on thin Ice Original SOLD.
I consider myself very lucky to have actually spent time in the frozen north of Canada observing polar bears in their natural habitat. I saw this magnificent bear one morning in Wapusk, Canada. It was -30 degrees and he was swimming from berg to berg as though it was a heated swimming pool. It was so cold that to remove my hand from my glove long enough to take a photograph was an intensely painful affair, and yet there he was, perfectly adapted and happy. I was filled with admiration for this incredible animal. The original painting was on display at the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art.
Painting of a Giraffe
Coloured pencil drawing of a Namibian Giraffe. 18 by 24 inches.
This my first painting using colored pencil.
This original Giraffe painting is available for sale. Please contact me for details. Contact Artist Eric Wilson.
Painting of Great Hornbills
I was lucky enough to teach art in Thailand and it was a great pleasure to take some time out to visit the absolutely spectacular Khao Sok rainforest. Home to clouded leopard and of course the magnificent Great Hornbills that I have shown here.
This is the largest pastel painting I have yet done. This original rainforest painting is available for sale.
Please contact me for details.
A larger image of this painting can be seen here.
Art instruction on DVD. How to paint wildlife in Pastel.
Set of five DVD's.
In this DVD I take you through a complete painting, ( The elephant on the cover. ) from the first stroke to the last. It is a unique insight into how I work.
I am proud to offer this first instructional DVD and believe it will be a valuable aid to anyone wishing to learn how to use pastels effectively.