Jeff Wilson grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland & trained as a structural geologist. He worked in mineral exploration around the world, settling in Vancouver in 2004, and took art classes at Emily Carr University, kick-starting a hobby that transitioned to a full-time art practice in 2013.
Jeff produces painting collections that exhibit in public galleries in BC, Alberta and WA State. Recent highlights include the Art Gallery of St. Albert, Port Moody Arts Centre, The Langham, Okotoks Art Gallery, Smithers Art Gallery, Gibsons Public Art Gallery, ACT Gallery, Bellingham City Hall and the University of Washington Law School.
Jeff has received a number of awards, including Finalist in the inaugural Saltspring National Art Prize, and two Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants from the Vancouver Foundation. Jeff has completed residencies at the Booth in Shetland, Parks Canada’s Art in the Park and the Wallace Stegner House. His work is held in numerous private, public and corporate collections, including Alexco Resource Corp., BC Children’s Hospital, Firehall Arts Centre, Forum Capital partners, Lion’s gate Hospital, MOI Solicitors, Salmon Arm Art Gallery, SimplexGrinnell, Smithers Art Gallery, Town of Okotoks, Union Gospel Mission, UBC Okanagan, VGH Foundation, Victoria Gold Corp. and Western Potash Corporation.
Jeff Wilson lives and works in Vancouver.