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John D Wilson

“Picasso once said that he spent his life trying to paint like a child. This inspired me to mix children's art with the carefully-planned paintings of an adult artist.”

A master of illusion, John is celebrated for his mind-boggling 3D wall sculptures. Step from left to right and see the magic for yourself!

Inspiration

One Christmas as a 12-year-old boy, John was given a set of oil paints and an easel. Painting revealed a whole new world of colour and texture, and even now, over 40 years later, he uses the same easel. Inspirations include other artists – including Banksy and L.S. Lowry – and his own family, with his stick figure characters adapted from his daughter’s scribbles.

All of John’s artworks are painted by hand without any digital images or tracing. For the full effect of the 3D movement, they are best hung with the centre at eye level.

John says: “Picasso once said that he spent his life trying to paint like a child. This inspired me to mix children’s art with the carefully-planned paintings of an adult artist.”

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Inside the world of John D Wilson

Here's a taste of what the artist has been up to recently! To make sure you stay up-to-date with all of our news, follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram

Latest events

John Wilson | Artist Appearance

John will be showcasing his latest works which mark a change from his Lowryesque-style paintings and feature a much brighter colour palette. You'll have the chance to hear him explain the ideas and inspirations behind his mind-boggling creations. 

From the blog

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After the legendary graffiti artist ‘destroys’ £1 million artwork in Sotheby’s stunt, our managing director, Ian-Weatherby-Blythe, shares his thoughts with the Independent newspaper.

Magazines and brochures

Fine Art Collector | Autumn 2018

This issue is brimming with insights and news from the art world, as well as all of your favourite artists.

Fine Art Collector | Spring 2018

Get inspired with the new spring edition of our Fine Art Collector magazine! In this issue, you can find a guide on the application of colour theory, an exclusive interview with the CEO of Cass Art, and much more.

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