Frank Wilson - Fine Artist

Frank Wilson

Paradise, CA - United States

 
 
 

0

0

0

0

0

 

Frank Wilson

Paradise, CA - United States

Frank Wilson - Fine Artist

Member Since:

October 5th, 2007

Followers:

235

Views:

532,089

Facebook
Twitter
Google+
StumbleUpon
Pinterest

Contact

Join E-Mail List

Visit Website

About Frank Wilson

STATEMENT

'My fine art and photography provides the visual stimulus to reconnect with nature to renew body, mind and spirit though the imagery I capture of the natural world in paint and through my lens.'

For large canvas commissions that require shipping I use a quality collapsible canvas that ships very economically in a mailing tube. Click this link for more information.

ABOUT THE ARTIST ~ FRANK WILSON

A full time professional artist since 1971, Frank's formal art education took place at the School of Practical Art and the Art Institute of Boston where he majored in Editorial Illustration and minored in Photography. He continued his fine art education with further studies under Marko Lolo Marchi and Steven Yankopolis. Over the years, the artist has won many awards for his paintings and sculptures. In February 2010 he was awarded First Place and an Honorable Mention for two entries in the Turner Colour Works of Japan International Gouache Painting Competition. In September of 2005 he was awarded by the City of Chico California, the COBA (Chico Outdoor Board Art) Peoples Choice Award and a commission for a large outdoor mural. Twice, by invitation, he exhibited in the New York State Museum, and has also been featured in art galleries in Canada, New England, Virginia, North Carolina and California as well as in Zurich and Geneva, Switzerland.

On October 9, 1998 he was a featured artist on ABC's nationally televised 'Good Morning America' show. On January 23, 2009 he was a featured artist on CBS Action News on KHSL TV in Chico, California.

A prolific painter, Wilson has created over 3,000 original works in oils and watercolors just since 1995 in addition to hundreds of sculptures. Wilson's paintings and sculptures are in private and corporate art collections in dozens of countries on five continents. He also has painted scores of murals and illusions in homes and businesses.

The wilds of nature, in all it's diversity, is the common denominator for this multi-talented artist. The hills and mountains in the wilderness areas of Northern New England and Northern California are the inspiration for his widely ranging work in water media. Hiking by the light of the full moon has inspired Frank to create a series of 'nocturnal' watercolors. Climbing in the high country, the artist has witnessed the light of dawn and dusk and translated those moments into dramatic paintings. These unique watercolor and gouache paintings capture the magic of a moonlit winter's evening or a mountain sunset. Sunny days or violent storms, clouds play an important role in many of his landscapes.

Wilson also paints in oils which he prefers to emphasize the atmospheric quality of mountain vistas and the winding trails he loves to hike. Wilson is known for his 'landscape portraits' of well known natural beauty spots and detailed paintings of wildlife. His wildlife art has been exhibited in many of the major Eastern Wildlife Art Shows. Two of his wildlife paintings were published in Canada as limited edition prints of six thousand each which sold out soon after publication.

Frank is one of the 54 internationally selected artists showing on Art Studio 54.

Frank Wilson has always had a deep appreciation for natural beauty and a reverence for the natural world. His passion is evident in each of his works, whether it be a small gouache study or a large oil painting.

ARTISTS STATEMENT

'My paintings spring from a life long involvement with the wilderness areas of Northern New England and more recently, in Northern California. From an early age, I combined my passion for the wilds of nature with my art. This passion has greatly influenced the academic and professional directions I have taken in life, including where I chose to make my home, most recently in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Northern California.

When hiking and rock climbing in the high country, I look for the immense power and drama inherent in the untamed landscape. That is what I seek to portray in my art. Clouds have always intrigued me with their contribution to the spiritual and emotional impact of a wilderness scene and I try to incorporate those values in my paintings. In my work, you will not find not much man made impact on the landscape, other than a hiking trail or back country road. I have always sought to capture the unspoiled and pristine vistas that are rapidly vanishing in our world.

Throughout my career, I have made a conscious choice to paint wild, beautiful, natural, and inspiring landscapes instead of the 'dark themes' that I see so often in exhibitions of 'cutting edge' art.

I take pride in the craftsmanship of my art as well, using only the finest archival materials in the paintings and in the framing.'

RESUME

ART EDUCATION:

School of Practical Art, Boston MA 1968 Art Institute of Boston, 1969 - 1971
Further studies under - Marko Lolo Marchi and Steven Yankopolis

CURRENT GALLERY AFFILIATIONS: (partial listing)

Art Obsessions ~ Fine Art Gallery, Historic Downtown Truckee, California
Gallery On Merchant's Square, Historic Williamsburg, Virginia
Gallery On The Green, Woodstock, Vermont 'Featuring the Best Of New England'
James Harold Galleries, Tahoe City, Lake Tahoe, California
Gallery Alta Vista, Valle Crucis, North Carolina
Blue Heron Gallery, Burlington, Vermont
Helen Jones Gallery, Sacramento California


OTHER:
January 23 & 24 2009 Frank and his wife, Toni, were featured artists on a CBS Action News story about Frank's art
Featured Artist on ABC's nationally televised 'Good Morning America' show aired October 9th, 1998
Selected for the City of Chico's COBA Art Board Project for 2004 & 2005
Owner and operator of the Tradewinds Gallery, East Gloucester, Massachusetts 1971 to 1973
One of only 54 internationally selected artists showing on ArtStudio54.com

JURIED, INVITATIONAL and ONE PERSON EXHIBITS: (partial listing)

New York State Museum, 'Invitational Art Exhibit', South Hall Gallery, Albany, NY 1988
New York State Museum, 'Invitational Art Exhibit', Terrace Gallery, Albany, NY 1989
Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences, 'International Wildlife Art Exhibit', Woodstock, VT 1986-1997
Vermont Council on the Arts, 'State House Art Exhibit', State Capitol Building, Montpelier, VT 1988
Chaffee Art Center, 'Wildlife Art Exhibit', Rutland VT 1990
Montshire Museum, 'Art & Science Exhibit', Norwich, VT 1991
Helen Day Art Center, 'For Art Sake', Stowe, VT 1990 - 2000
Flat Rock Brook Museum, 'Wildlife Art Exhibit', Englewood, NJ 1991
New Hampshire Art Association's 'Annual Exhibit', Sunapee, NH 1991-2001
Vermont State Craft Gallery December 2001 - January 2002 'Moonlight In Vermont' the Work Of Frank S. Wilson
Avenue 9 Gallery 'From The Garden' Chico, California May 2004
Northwoods Gallery, Chester, California 'Featured Artist' for month of November, 2005
Doiron Gallery, Sacramento, CA March 10 to April 1, 2006 'The California Wilderness - A Preservationists View'
Arte Junction Gallery Of Fine Art, Winters, CA, 'Featured Artist Month Long Showing'; November - December 2006
Avenue 9 Gallery, Chico, California 'Chico Icons, Waterworks' group exhibition December 2008 to January 2009
Avenue 9 Gallery, Chico, California 'Chico Icons, 'Ordinary ~ Extraordinary' group exhibition December 2009 to January 2010

COLLECTIONS:

Paintings and sculptures in private and corporate collections in dozens of countries on five continents.
Over 1,900 original paintings sold through art galleries since 1995. Over twelve thousand prints sold.

AWARDS: (partial listing)

2013 Third Place Award in the Turner Colour Works of Japan International Gouache Painting Competition
2013 Honorable Mention Award in the Turner Colour Works of Japan International Gouache Painting Competition
2012 Two Honorable Mentions in the Turner Colour Works of Japan International Gouache Painting Competition
2010 First Place Winner in the Turner Colour Works of Japan International Gouache Painting Competition
2010 Honorable Mention in the Turner Colour Works of Japan International Gouache Painting Competition
2008 Award of Artistic Excellence
2006 Measure of Artistic Success Award
2005 Winner, Peoples Choice Award City of Chico, CA COBA 2005
2005 Recipient of an Outdoor Mural Commission for the City of Chico California
1995 1st Place Sculpture, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT

ORGANIZATIONS:

Member of the International Guild Of Realism since July 2007
Past juried member New Hampshire Art Association, Portsmouth, NH; 1985 to 2002;
Past juried member North Shore Art Association, East Gloucester, MA
Past juried member League Of New Hampshire Craftsmen 1978 to 2002
Past juried member Vermont State Craft Center, Windsor Vermont 1978 to 2004

View Complete Biography

Artwork Feed

Events Feed

Blog Feed

Frank Wilson Art

Frank Wilson Canvas Prints

Frank Wilson Framed Prints

Frank Wilson Acrylic Prints

Frank Wilson Metal Prints

Frank Wilson Prints

Frank Wilson Posters

Frank Wilson Greeting Cards

 

California Artists Help Hotels Inns And Spas Increase Their OCCUPANCY RATE

Paradise, CA - November 23rd, 2013

How do they do this? … by creating a more MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE for your guests. Sure, service and all the amenities are important to having a pleasurable stay at your hotel but what will your guests remember that will want to make them come back again and again and tell all their friends and family about what they experienced. What if they could stargaze at the most beautiful night sky right from the comfort of their bed! Think of the added attraction and advantage your hotel can have in offering your guests the option to relax and gaze up in awe under a beautiful canopy of softly glowing stars, constellations, and the majestic Milky Way. This Illusion creates a very romantic, stress-relieving atmosphere for them to enjoy! In addition, kids and teens love it! Perfect for the stressed-out business professional. Many hotels offer special romantic packages with StarScapesFX Rooms. ...

Frank Wilson Teaches Acrylic Painting Workshops At Michaels

Paradise, CA - November 23rd, 2013

Painting Workshops are being offered at Michaels Art & Craft! Have some fun learning how to paint in Acrylics from an expert instructor, Frank Wilson, who has over 40 years experience as a professional artist. Level; Beginner to intermediate ages 14 and up. Limit 10 students per class. Tuition is just $25.00 for a limited time and and materials are just $49.99. Pre-registration required at least 24 hours prior to class at Michaels at 2041 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy (across from Costco in the former Circuit City Building) Chico, CA 95928-6797 Telephone (530) 343-1864 for more information. Beginner Painting Workshops are offered for those with little or no prior painting experience. 2 hours of instruction. Tuition is $25 per class. Intermediate Painting Workshops are offered for those with some previous painting experience and for those who wish to take their skills to th...

Frank Wilson Teaches Acrylic Painting Workshops In Chico, California

Paradise, CA - November 23rd, 2013

Noted artist, muralist and illusionist Frank Wilson will be teaching Acrylic Painting Workshops every Monday throughout 2013. The painting workshops are sponsored by the art supply manufacturer Grumbacher and are held at the Michaels Art & Craft store in Chico California. The New Michaels store is located at; 2041 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy (across from Costco in the former Circuit City Building) Chico, CA 95928-6797 Telephone Michaels Store in Chico for more information ~ (530) 343-1864 In the Beginner workshops students learn to paint on 9" x 12" canvas boards using Grumbacher Academy Acrylics. Our Professional Painting Instructor, Frank Wilson, has over 40 years experience as a full time artist. Frank will provide clear, hands on instruction about creating dynamic compositions, mixing colors, paint application methods, creating depth, warm and cool colors, and using...

Frank Wilson Now Teaches INTERMEDIATE Painting Workshops

Paradise, CA - November 23rd, 2013

Michaels Arts & Crafts in Chico now has Intermediate Grumbacher Acrylic Painting Workshops for those with some prior painting experience who want to advance to the next level. In these bi-weekly workshops you will learn advanced techniques for painting realistic landscapes, seascapes and still life. Skills taught include; how to design your composition before painting planning a color scheme creating focal points and eye paths how to achieve accurate values the use of complimentary colors how to create atmospheric perspective creating focal points and eye paths creating believable textures in your painting advanced brush techniques and alternate methods of applying paint how to obey the laws of perspective in realistic landscapes learning how to see shapes, values, colors and edges how to use dark accents and highlights creating focal points and eye path...

Frank Wilson Teaches Painting Workshops At Michaels In Chico, CA

Paradise, CA - November 23rd, 2013

Painting Workshops are being offered at Michaels Art & Craft in Chico, California! Have some fun learning how to paint in Acrylics from our expert instructor, Frank Wilson, who has over 40 years experience as a professional artist. Level; Beginner to intermediate ages 14 and up. Limit 12 students per class. Tuition is just $25.00 and the Grumbacher Painting Starter Kit ($49.99) has enough paint for up to eight classes. (A few additional colors are needed depending on which subject . Pre-registration required at least 24 hours prior to class at Michaels at 2041 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy (across from Costco in the former Circuit City Building) Chico, CA 95928-6797 Telephone (530) 343-1864 for more information. Intermediate Workshops are four hours in length and are designed for students with some previous painting experience.You will work with an extended palette of c...

Artist Frank Wilson To Teach Seascape Painting At Michaels In Chico, CA

Paradise, CA - November 23rd, 2013

Have you ever wanted to paint a seascape and capture the power and movement of the waves crashing against the shore? Michaels Store in Chico is pleased to have Frank Wilson as our certified Grumbacher Painting Instructor. Frank is an accomplished artist who has a long history of painting exhibitions on both coasts. Frank will share his secrets and techniques with you so you can capture the movement, the power and the majesty of the Northern California Coast! Beginner Workshops are 2 hours in length and you will received expert instruction and guidance from a to create an original 9 x 12 inch acrylic painting to take home with you. Intermediate Workshops are four hours in length and are designed for students with some previous painting experience.You will work with an extended palette of colors using more advanced techniques and work on 12 x 16 inch canvas (or larger if you prefe...

Frank Wilson Teaches Seascape Painting At Michaels In Chico, CA

Paradise, CA - November 23rd, 2013

Event: SEASCAPE PAINTING WORKSHOP Place: MICHAELS Arts & Crafts CLASSROOM (at 2041 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy, in Chico, California 95928-6797) Times: (See schedule below) Beginner Workshops are 2 hours long. Tuition is $25. Intermediate Workshops are 4 hours long. Tuition is $50. (approximately every other Monday from 1 to 5 PM) Two Painting workshops every Monday, see schedule below. November 25 from 3 to 5 PM Beginner Seascape November 25 from 6 to 8 PM Beginner Seascape December 2 from 1 to 5 PM Intermediate Landscape December 2 from 6 to 8 PM Beginner Landscape December 9 from 3 to 5 PM Beginner Landscape December 9 from 6 to 8 PM Beginner Landscape December 16 from 1 to 5 PM Intermediate Still-life December 16 from 6 to 8 PM Beginner Still-life December 23 from 3 to 5 PM Beginner Landscape December 23 from 6 to 8 PM Beginner Landsca...

Frank Wilson Teaches Acrylic Painting Workshops At Michaels

Paradise, CA - November 23rd, 2013

Painting Workshops are being offered at Michaels Art & Craft! Have some fun learning how to paint in Acrylics from an expert instructor, artist Frank Wilson, who has over 40 years experience as a professional artist. Level; Beginner to intermediate ages 14 and up. Limit 10 students per class. Beginner Painting Workshops are offered for those with little or no prior painting experience. 2 hours of instruction. Tuition is $25 per class. Intermediate Painting Workshops are offered for those with some previous painting experience and for those who wish to take their skills to the next level. 4 hours of instruction. Tuition is $50 per class. Pre-registration required at least 24 hours prior to class at Michaels at 2041 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy (across from Costco in the former Circuit City Building) Chico, CA 95928-6797 Telephone (530) 343-1864 for more information. Two P...

Frank Wilson Creates Dinosaur Illustrations As Prints

Paradise, CA - December 29th, 2012

Paradise, California artist, Frank Wilson, has never outgrown his childhood fascination with dinosaurs even though he is now in his sixth decade of life. "Dinosaurs had to have been such incredible creatures and we know so little about them" said the artist. The artist is creating a series of original, hand painted dinosaur illustrations, which he then photographs and sets into a photograph of a landscape. After much research of fossil skeletal remains, each dinosaur was hand painted in gouache and acrylics on Crescent 300.3 Illustration Board. After photographing the dinosaur painting and superimposing the painting onto the landscape photograph the entire composite image was digitally tweaked for realism. The artist is proud to offer these stunningly lifelike images as fine art prints on your choice of seven fine art papers or stretched artists canvas. And for those who prefer a c...

Beach Walking Series Of Oil Paintings By Frank Wilson

Paradise, CA - March 21st, 2012

The solitude of a walk with just a loved one and the powerful waves rolling in from a relentless sea is an experience many treasure. To capture those moments, artist Frank Wilson painted a series of four different 12 x 24 inch oil paintings depicting moments in the lives of those who have enjoyed the sublime joy of walking long, deserted stretch of the seashore with a loved one. The ...

Kauai Hawaii Glow In The Dark Wall Mural

Paradise, CA - March 21st, 2012

Frank Wilson, your "Painter Of Dreams" as created another incredible glow in the dark mural. This glow in the dark mural, "Bali Hai, Tunnels Beach, Kauai", measures 10 feet tall and is almost 17 feet wide! It is painted on a plain white wall that has a slight knockdown sheet rock texture. The mural is virtually invisible in the daytime or when the rooms lights are on! The scene is accurate and is the view is from Tunnels Beach looking towards the Bali Hai Cliffs of the North Napali coast on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai. This mural is astonishing in it's beauty and the realism that he captured using nothing but five different glowing phosphors on a plain white wall. Contact Artist, Illusionist, Frank Wilson for more information on having a custom Glow Mural in your home, home theater, hotel, resort or spa! He works on location in all fifty of the United States. Wilson also shi...

New Oil Painting By California Realist Frank Wilson

Paradise, CA - December 24th, 2011

California painter Frank Wilson, who is a member of the International Guild Of Realism, has just finished the latest work in his continuing series of large, dramatic oils of Lake Tahoe. This new oil painting, "Lake Tahoe Sand Harbor", is 60" wide x 36" tall and is painted on a frame-less 2" deep cradled hardboard panel. It will be available through the James Harold Gallery of Tahoe City in Lake Tahoe, California as soon as it is dry. The price is $10,800.00. We are now accepting advance orders for full size giclee prints that will be available in a signed and numbered limited edition of 75 for $2,000.00 each. Eight artists proofs will available for $2,500.00 each.

The Cosmic Ceiling Murals Of Frank Wilson

Paradise, CA - December 24th, 2011

By Alexandria Page Paradise, California Frank Wilson asked me to look up at the ceiling. I did and saw nothing extraordinary, just a plain white ceiling. He shut off the lights and I could not believe the stars that I saw! No Folks,... I'm not talking about those phony looking, greenish yellow, plastic stars that fall off your ceiling or fade out in less than a half hour. What I saw was a planetarium quality replica of the night sky, complete with the major constellations in their proper astronomical positions relative to one another and even the majestic, shimmering Milky Way! In one corner there was even a cluster of three shooting stars! The depth perception was unbelievable, my eyes were tricking me into thinking that the ceiling was gone and I was gazing light years into space. When I asked; “How long will it will glow?“ Wilson said; “The rare-earth phosphors that I use glo...

Frank Wilson Featured In Chico News And Review

Paradise, CA - December 23rd, 2010

12.23.10. Painter Of Night Lights Paradise artist brings the stars inside By Vic Cantu Paradise resident Frank Wilson leads me toward the doorway of his walk-in closet for an artistic “magic trick.” The closet is huge: approximately 10 feet by 6 feet, neatly organized, its walls and ceiling painted a pleasing, flat white. “I invite you to please come in and close the door, then shut off the light,” he says very cordially, in his Boston accent. When I do so, a seemingly impossible scene comes to life in the pitch blackness. All four walls turn into an extremely realistic night sky—the kind one marvels at on the clearest of romantic, summer evenings. Stars by the thousands, of all sizes and groupings, adorn what was previously the plain white interior. Toward the far end of the ceiling a shooting star has left a green, foot-long trail. As three or four minutes pass,...

Artist Frank Wilson Featured In Northern California Spaces Magazine

Paradise, CA - September 29th, 2010

Featured in the fall issue on page 22 of Northern California Spaces Magazine in a 'finishing touch' article is Northern California artist Frank Wilson. The article feature two of the artist's works one of which won first place in February 2010 in the Turner Color Works Of Japan International Gouache Painting Competition. This award winning artist has been written up in many publications over his thirty nine year professional career. He has also been featured on on ABC's nationally televised "Good Morning America" show as well as on local California CBS television news stories. Wilson is available for custom painting commissions, mural both exterior and interior as well as his amazing illusions that can only be seen in total darkness. Frank Wilson is represented by the following fine art galleries. Gallery On Merchant's Square, Historic Williamsburg, Virginia Gallery On The Gre...

New Works At James Harold Galleries

Paradise, CA - July 27th, 2010

The James Harold Gallery will be offering these latest paintings from the fine art studio of Northern California artist Frank Wilson in early July. Wilson has been creating a series of large paintings of the shorelines and mountains around Lake Tahoe on 2" deep, frameless, cradled hardboard panels. This press release is a "wet paint preview" and the paintings must be throughly dry before we exhibit them in the gallery in early July. "Rocky Cove on Lake Tahoe" is 36" x 60" oil on a frame-less 2" deep cradled hardboard panel.

Artist Reception And Painting Demonstration In Tahoe City California

Paradise, CA - July 2nd, 2010

Harold Slear, owner of the James Harold Gallery in Tahoe City, California, invites you to the Gallery on July 17th and 18th for a special “meet the artist” event and reception for California realist painter, Frank Wilson, who will be demonstrating his award winning techniques in oil painting on both days at the Gallery. Wilson will stop painting at 4:00 each afternoon and there will be a full Gallery reception on Saturday evening from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Wilson is a member of the prestigious International Guild Of Realism and the James Harold Gallery is pleased to be representing his realism landscape paintings in both oil and gouache, an opaque watercolor. The Gallery will be exhibiting several large new oils that capture stunning views of Lake Tahoe and it's surroundings. Some of these paintings show the Lake from unusual perspectives with dramatic lighting that captures the ro...

James Harold Galleries Features Artist Frank Wilson

Paradise, CA - May 17th, 2010

James Harold Galleries, on Lake Tahoe, California is pleased to be representing the paintings of California artist Frank Wilson. The Gallery has started with a selection of 24 original works in both oils and gouache, an opaque watercolor. The Lake Tahoe area is one of Wilson's favorite areas to paint and he hikes the shores trails and mountains surrounding the Lake for inspiration. "I don't have to travel very far" commented Wilson. "I'm amazed at how many different, beautiful compositions I can paint from just one vantage point", the artist said. Frank Wilson is a member of the prestigious "International Guild Of Realism". His works range in size from small 4 x 6 inch framed studies to large 36 x 60 inch panoramic oil paintings depicting the incredible beauty of the Lake Tahoe area. The artist said; "I think I would need at least 10,000 years to paint all the scenes that have in...

Frank Wilson Featured Cover Artist In Sacramento Talent Magazine

Paradise, CA - April 7th, 2010

The April 2010 Issue of Sacramento Talent Magazine is featuring Paradise, California artist Frank Wilson on it's front cover with an additional two page spread on pages 34 & 35. The magazine said of Franks work; "Our featured cover artist of this month ~ Frank Wilson, is an artist of unmatched skills when it comes to picturizing nature with his brush and canvas." "A talented artist, Frank has transformed his paintings from being his profession to an independent medium of expression."

Daniel Goldenberg Paintings Stolen Your Help Needed

Paradise, CA - March 19th, 2010

On Thursday, 22 of October, my fellow artist and member of the International Guild Of Realism, Daniel Goldenberg, had a burglary in his studio in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he lives and works. Seven (7) large paintings were stolen, averaging about 100 x 140 cm (approximately 40 x 55 inches). Many of them are new and represent almost a full year of work. We need to spread the news as far and wide, and as fast as possible. Daniel thinks it will be hard to sell the paintings in Denmark so it is quite possible they may be sold abroad or in an online art auction. All paintings are signed with the name D. Goldenberg. Please be on the lookout on the Internet and elsewhere. You are welcome to contact Daniel or use the information given here to spread the word. Please feel free to forward this information to all your art contacts. Information about the theft is also on...

Frank Wilson Wins 1st Place In Gouache Painting Competition

Paradise, CA - February 16th, 2010

In an international competition of gouache paintings, Frank Wilson's "Alpine Sunset" has won First Place in the Turner Colour Works Painting Contest. Only art that was painted with Turner Designer gouache or Turner Acryl Gouache was eligible. The sponsors of the competition said; "The judging was very difficult given the large number of quality submissions of original artwork using Turner paint. The judges appreciated all of the submissions, however, Frank Wilson's "Alpine Sunset" original gouache painting was their special favorite." In addition to winning first place, Wilson also received an Honorable Mention with his painting "Misty Falls"in the competition. You can see the winning painting along with the second and third place winners and some honorable mentions at: http://www.jerrysartarama.com/Galleries/Turner-Gallery.htm

Lake Tahoe Rocky Cove By Frank Wilson

Paradise, CA - February 6th, 2010

"Lake Tahoe ~ Rocky Cove" is the most recent oil painting to leave the studios of the "Painter Of Dreams"™, Frank Wilson. The original painting measures 36" x 60" and is painted on a 2" deep cradled hardboard panel. The sides are painted black and the painting requires no frame. This painting was a special commission and is one of Wilson's "landscape portraits" of an actual place on the North shore of Lake Tahoe on the Nevada side. Every detail of this spectacular rocky cove has been recorded in this oil painting. Some of these rocks stand 30 feet out of the water! Wilson is available for special commissions of your favorite natural place. Fine art prints in sizes up to 24 x 44 inches are available on fine art papers and a variety of custom canvas options. You may also order 5 x 7 inch customizable greeting cards of this painting. Visit the artist's "Fine Art Prints" website to see your options.

CBS News Features Artist Frank Wilson

Paradise, CA - February 11th, 2009

ART IN THE DARK TV NEWS STORY CLICK HERE This news story aired on January 23, 2009 on CBS's KHSL TV in Chico, California. Click on the link below to see the video. Then click on the "Art In The Dark" video screen in the upper right and make sure your sound is on. ART IN THE DARK TV NEWS STORY CLICK HERE Reported by: Nitin Lal CBS Action News A Paradise artist with stars in his eyes is making his mark all over the world. Frank Wilson uses glowing phosphorus paint to make his astronomically correct art com...

Artist Turns Bedrooms Into Planetariums

Paradise, CA - February 11th, 2009

Paradise, CA Cosmic artist and illusionist, Frank Wilson says; "The search for a unique gift can be exciting and fun, and the Stargazing Ceilings™ that I create makes the process entertaining, and easy! It’s romantic for adults as it provides the perfect ambiance for romance. My star murals are educational for kids and teens who think this is “Way too Cool”! All my customers have reported that it’s so soothing and relaxing. I provide the unique service of creating planetarium quality illusions of the night sky that are invisible during the day or when the lights are on." His work was recently featured on CBS Action News and you can see the newscast by clicking on the link below. ART IN THE DARK TV NEWS STORY CLICK HERE Reported by: Nitin Lal CBS Action News

Artist Captures The Real Glow Of The Aurora Borealis

Paradise, CA - January 3rd, 2009

PARADISE, CALIFORNIA Illusionist, artist, Frank Wilson has captured the shimmering glow of the Northern Lights in an amazing wall mural that actually glows in the dark! The “Northern Lights“, as the Aurora Borealis is commonly called, is one of the most breathtaking and spectacular phenomenon we can see in the night skies. This “Glow in The Dark” mural is not visible on the light, ivory-colored wall that it is painted on when the lights are on. The only way to see Frank Wilson’s illusion art is in total darkness! This “Aurora Borealis” glow mural measures eight feet by eight feet. Artist Frank Wilson can create an amazing ambience in any room of your home or spa, that will be perfect for inviting conversation and even romance. Wilson uses proprietary, high quality phosphors that glow brightly all night long, every night, for decades! His murals will not fade over time. Wilson desi...

DISSAPPEARING ART

Paradise, CA - December 18th, 2008

By Alexandria Page When you turn on the lights, Frank Wilson’s murals disappear before your eyes. You blink your eyes in wonderment as you stare at a blank wall where a moment ago there was a three dimension mural. Turn the lights off so the room is pitch black and his mysterious murals appear! What is behind this contradiction to what seems to defy the laws of physics and light? Frank says it’s all in the pigments he uses to paint his one of a kind murals. The pigment is rare earth phosphors that absorb photon light energy when the lights are on and release the light energy in the dark. Glow in the dark paint is another term for the materials he paints his murals with. But Wilson is quick to point out that these are not ordinary craft store type paints that glow a faint yellow-green for ten minutes and then fade away. Wilson explains that he spends between $2000 to $3000 pe...

A PERFECT MARRIAGE Of SCIENCE And ART

Paradise, CA - November 2nd, 2008

A PERFECT MARRIAGE of SCIENCE and ART Paradise, CA By Elizabeth Wheeler Frank Wilson’s Illusion Murals are totally contrary to everything we are accustomed to. You cannot see art in total darkness. You can see art in light. Now turn that around in your mind if you can. That’s right .. Wilson’s wall murals cannot be seen in the light. Think of a light colored wall in your home. Looks completely normal… just an ordinary wall. Now turn off the lights … a beautiful nocturnal mural instantly appears before you on the wall ! Turn the lights back on and the image is gone… just a plain wall! Frank Wilson’s murals glow softly all night long, night after night. He uses only the finest and brightest rare earth phosphors to create his Illusion Murals so they last for decades. The artist invites us to, for a moment, imagine creating a sense of romance and mystery in your home....

Paradise, CA Artist Paints Natural World

Paradise, CA - October 24th, 2008

By DEEANN RESK - The Buzz - Chico Enterprise Record Article Launched: 10/23/2008 12:00:00 AM PDT PARADISE, CA- Paradise muralist, painter, illusionist and sculptor Frank Wilson recently said, "I'm going to need about 15 lifetimes to just scratch the surface of this area as an artist." It's an absolute artistic playground said the Boston native. Wilson, who draws inspiration from the land, enjoys preserving the natural world through his media. "The land is so quickly disappearing," he said. For example, Wilson, who loves drawing the canyons near Butte College, expressed gratitude for painting "Flowering Meadow" an original oil on hardboard before the field was eaten by the summer fires. With eerie foreshadowing, the director of the Doiron Gallery in Sacramento titled Wilson's exhibition, "The California Landscape: A Preservationist's View." "Little did I realize that...

Artist Creates Paintings That Can Only Be Seen In Total Darkness

Paradise, CA - September 20th, 2008

Paradise, California artist Frank Wilson creates his unbelievable wall and ceiling murals in total darkness. He says that is the only way he can see what he's doing. Frank's murals cannot be seen in the light so the artist must work under the only conditions that allow him to see what he is doing in total darkness. “It’s a total reverse of everything that we are used to.” says the artist. “We normally cannot see a painting in the dark but only in the light. My paintings are invisible in the light and can only be seen in the dark!” Wilson says that his murals fit in any home or hotel as they cannot interfere with the rooms décor’. “When you can see the room, you cannot see the mural. When you see the mural in the dark you cannot see the room’s décor!” The secret to Frank’s work is the use of rare earth phosphors that absorb light energy by day and releases that light energy dur...

ARTIST OF INTEGRITY Frank Wilson

Paradise, CA - August 9th, 2008

New England transplant finds plenty of artistic inspiration in Paradise. Visit his website: http://FrankWilsonFineArt.com By Alan Sheckter The life canvases of many artists are awash with boldly colored lifestyles, living quarters and wardrobes. But that doesn’t necessarily make them great artists. Paradise painter Frank Wilson, a neatly groomed fellow with a tidy home and nary a spot of paint on his carpeted home studio floor, channels all of his dazzle into his works. And by all reasonable measures, he is a great artist. Wilson, who named Thomas Hill and Maxfield Parrish his greatest influences, is a gifted realist—he’s even a card-carrying member of the International Guild of Realism. His bold colors and sharp lines not only re-create Mother Nature’s dazzling vistas, but also instantly demand attention, and respect, from the viewer. For more than 35 years, the Bost...

Frank Wilson Creates An Amazing Double Illusion Ceiling Mural

Paradise, CA - May 11th, 2008

California artist Frank Wilson recently completed one of his spectacular "double illusion" sky murals in a private residence. It was created in a large dome 33 feet high in the foyer. The dome was painted to look like a beautiful, luminous daytime sky with soft and ethereal clouds that could be seen from most any part of the expansive room below. The home was still under construction and scaffolding and ladders were used to access the high dome. Notice the luminosity of the painted sky in the top portion of the photo. It will be illuminated by recessed lights around the perimeter of the crown moulding. As beautiful as the mural is in the daytime, a truly amazing transformation occurs at night as shown in the bottom portion of the photograph. When the lights are turned off the dome transforms itself into the night sky! Most of the major constellations of the Northern Hemisphere ...