Buying Original Artwork
If you would like to consider investing in an original Eric Wilson Painting please browse the list below of currently available paintings. This list will change over time as paintings are sold and new work is created.
I can ship paintings worldwide and as you are buying directly from the Artist you can rest assured that you will be getting the best possible price without any middle man and that everything will be handled professionally and without delay.
I am always happy to consider painting something special just for you. If you would like to consider commissioning me for any subject, please contact me using the contact form and we can take things from there.
List of Available Paintings.
'Where Tigers Pray' Pastel.
'Where Tigers Pray' is a painting I've had in my mind for many years and I'm happy that I found time to paint it over the Christmas period. I imagined a tiger captivated by a strange artifact before him; The skull of an extinct sabertooth tiger that had been unearthed by an eroding riverbank. It was originally conceived with the title 'Or not to be' as a question mark hanging over the fate of all big cats past and present, but as the painting began to take shape the strong connection between the tiger and his long extinct ancestor began to take on a spiritual quality all of its own, and the ground upon which he lay, appeared to me to be in more of a secret, sacred place, an altar even, known only to tigers, and hence the title 'Where Tigers Pray' To enhance this feeling I gave the background forest a mystical, magical atmosphere. It is a fantasy piece, but I like that quality in a painting. I hope you do too.
Sumatran Tiger. Oil on Linen. 30 x 40 Cm.
Namibian Elephant. Oil on linen 12 x 10 inches.
Colours of Rajasthan. Pastel. 19 x 23 Inches.
Polar Bear Cub at Wapusk.
Available. Contact me for details.
'Exploration at it's greatest'
Commander Dave Scott, Apollo 15, salutes the flag at Hadley base at the end of EVA 2 on 1st August 1971. He is the 7th man to walk on the moon and the first man to drive a car on it. 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.
Want to learn more about this Apollo space painting? How and why I created it?
Romeo. Masai Mara Lion. Romeo is so called because he is undoubtedly one of the most handsome lions ever to walk the plains of Africa. This large oil painting of this beautiful lion from the Masai Mara is available for sale. Please contact me for details.
Original Painting of a Giraffe. For Sale.
Interested in purchasing this painting? Please contact me for details.
This is actually a coloured pencil drawing on paper. It's the first time I ever used coloured pencil and I have to say I really enjoyed the vibrant colours which were perfect for the rich warm glowing colous you see as the sun begins to fall in Namibia.
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.
Who Disturbed the King?
Pastel portrait of a mature male lion. Something has disturbed the pride male from his afternoon siesta. I love the facial expressions that lions can make, and here it is clear that this huge male is none too pleased by the disturbance.
I love to paint lions. They are perhaps my favorite subject. This is a mature male feeling the heat of the mid day sun.
Polar Bear mother and cubs.
I have been fortunate enough to spend time up in the far North with Polar Bears. I will never forget the cold and how perfectly adapted to it the bears were. The title of this huge painting expresses my concern for them as the polar regions warm up.
What do you see when you think of a siberian tiger? Have you ever imagined one? have you ever seen him in your minds eye as he surveys his frozen land? I have. I have a recurrent dream of an
absolute behemoth, an 800 pound male I am standing in the silence that only a snowfall can
deliver, all sound absorbed by the mist that hangs heavily around me. Slowly, inexorably a shape
begins to form out of the frozen air with the dreamlike quality of a photograph
Only now do I hear the dulled sound of snow being squeezed under soft and heavy paws. It is he, the
behemoth, the legendary Amur tiger, largest of all the big cats striding effortlessly towards me with a fluidity of movement that belies his immense weight and power. His wild eyes pierce the mists and his jaw hangs loose revealing his tongue and glistening teeth. Despite the intense cold, he is panting to keep himself from overheating. He stops before me turning his head as if to see where I am hiding and exhales powerfully with a sound so deep I feel it in my chest. His hot breath freezing instantly in the air. I hold my own breath for fear he will hear it but my heart beats so loudly I am sure It will betray my position. For what seems an eternity he stands frozen, the image of untamed wildness, and then miraculously he turns his mighty head again sniffing the snow as it tickles his nose and disappears silently into the fog. I am left traumatized and yet wondering as silence returns "Was all this just my imagination? or did that really happen?"
I have taken many, many walks in tiger forests carrying nothing more than a bamboo stick and believe me, the fear of meeting a tiger when you are on foot is a very deep primordial feeling that probably lodged itself into my subconscious. You don't think so much of it at the time, but later in those quiet moments, you imagine the nightmare 'what if?' scenarios.
The irony of course, is that the tiger has far more to fear from man than we have ever had to fear from him.
I decided it would be good to paint my dream. It was quite a challenge. I attempted it once before with the painting 'Greeting the first snows of winter' and this time I wanted to make it more up close and personal.
Men from Earth
Apollo 17 Astronauts Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt at Taurus Littrow on the Moon.
A non wildlife painting for a change. I have always had a fascination for the Apollo space missions.
Here I have imagined myself at Taurus Littrow, able to see both Astronauts together on the surface.