Artist's Resume' for Chris Wilson
Oil Painting Summer Workshop-Columbus College of Art and Design, July 2005
I studied art all through primary and secondary school. In college I did not take any formal art courses. I did however take a number of aesthetics courses focusing on the theory and history of art.
Beginning in 1985 I returned to painting, primarily in watercolor, but oil as well. I also have an extensive background in photography, and took formal courses including darkroom techniques during my high school years. A photograph of mine currently graces the 1975 Granville high school yearbook (my senior year).
In the past few years most of my work has been from the Great Lakes area and Canada specifically. I have an interest in marine landscapes and a particular focus on the large lake freighters that ply these waters. As their numbers are constantly declining due to age and other modes of transportation, I feel that it is even more important to capture these magnificent boats before many of them are gone.
I gravitate towards the more industrial side of marine landscapes, but also paint lighthouses and sailboats as well.
Studio Gallery, Goderich, Ontario Canada
Pine Parlour Gallery, Southampton, Ontario Canada
The Park House Inn (4 works), Goderich, Ontario Canada
Postcards for the Medina Antique Depot, Medina, Ohio
Accepted as Artist in Resident, Porphyry Island Lighthouse, August 2017. Spent one week on Porphyry Island near Thunder Bay Ontario. They select a few artists each summer to spend time on the island painting, sketching, etc. I was there for the first week in August. One work of art is donated to the organization's spring fundraiser.
7 Works accepted Elizabeth's Gallery, Goderich Ontario
Canada for the 2 month remembrance of the 1913 Great Lakes Storm.
3 works accepted in Getaway Gallery (Grandview) show, November, Dec.
and January 2007.
Honorable Mention for "At the Beach", Treasurer Coast Competition, sponsored by the Vero Beach Art Club, Vero Beach, Florida, January 2006
Centerfold display of work in "Good Old Boat" magazine, April 2001.
1 work accepted at the Int'l Society of Marine Painters annual Juried show, Cleveland, Ohio, June 1999. Attained Professional status with the ISMP.
1 work accepted at International Society of Marine Painters annual juried show, Camden, Maine, July 1998.
2 works accepted in the Licking County Art Association Annual Juried Show, June 1997.
"Tug and Freighter" 2nd place at Licking County Art Assn. Show, June 1997.
3 works accepted in the Licking County Art Association Annual Juried Show, June 1996.
Accepted in the Lazy Days Art Show in Grandview (Columbus Ohio), juried art fair in July 1995.
3 works accepted in the Licking County Artists Show at The Ohio State University at Newark, December 1994.
Professional Status Member: International Society of Marine Painters (NOTE: the ISMP is almost defunct)