Nicholas Wilton Paintings
Nicholas Wilton was born in San Francisco and still lives and works in Southern California. He studied at the College of Creative Studies in Santa Barbara and holds a bachelors of fine arts from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. His main themes in painting are abstract, colorful with some symbolism in each one of his paintings.
Influences for Wilton are from several sources, however Gerhard Richter is one of the most important. His work has been exhibited both in Europe and the United States. Apart from his exhibitions his work has featured in covers of Don Miguel Ruiz and Brené Brown. Moreover the US Postal Service announced a stamp having a Wilton’s artwork.
An older interview for Brene Brown, Wilton suggested that “When I am making marks on a painting weather it be an abstract shape or something representational or recognizable I often just make it without trying too hard to decide if it is good or not beforehand. It is only after I make it that I back up and take a good look at it and decide if it fits or not“.
Furthermore, nature inspires him the most. “The seemingly random complexity of branches on a tree, the perfect spiral in a sea shell or the small miracle of an osprey plummeting from the sky to catch a silver fish with it’s talons all can take my breath away.” he explains. The result is impressive. Enjoy.