Vincent Wilson was born in Mold, north Wales, and studied painting and printmaking at Chester and Liverpool Schools of Art.
As a student in 1955 he was represented in the ‘Young Artists From the North of England’ show at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. After living in north Wales and Lancashire for some years, Vincent moved to Cornwall in 1962. He currently lives and works in Saltash.
Vincent’s work captures the atmosphere and openness of the Cornish landscape, particularly the moorland. He makes numerous reference sketches on location, but once in his studio works mainly from his imagination. His paintings consist of layers of torn fragments of paper, arranged and re-arranged in collage until the composition is complete.
In the course of his career Vincent has exhibited his work widely across the UK, including at the Royal Academy of Art summer exhibitions in London and the Royal West of England Academy, and also in Finland, Germany and Brittany. His work is held in private, corporate and government collections throughout the UK and in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Vincent is a member of the Penwith Society of Artists, the Royal Cambrian Academy and was elected to the Devon Guild of Craftsmen (Printmaker) in 1995.