Helen F Wilson RSW PAI RGI

HELEN F WILSON   RSW, RGI, PAI

1954 – Born in Paisley, Renfrewshire

1971-76 – Studied at Glasgow School of Art, and Hospitalfield. Awarded Diploma and Post-Diploma Certificate (Highly Commended in Drawing and Painting

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 – Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh – ‘Relative Values’

2012 – Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh – ‘A Portrait of Scottish Opera’

2010 – Thompson’s, Marylebone, London

2009 – Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

2007 – Thompson’s, Marylebone, London

2007 – Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh – ‘A Pie, a Pointe and a Portrait’

2007 – Mansfield Park Gallery, Glasgow

2005 – Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow – ‘A Portrait of Scottish Ballet’

1994 – Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow

1993 – Ancrum Gallery, Roxburghshire

1989 – Paisley Art Gallery

1989 – MacAulay Gallery, Stenton

1988 – Compass Gallery, Glasgow

1986 – Sue Rankin Gallery, London

1981-82  ‘Drawings, Paintings and Surprises’ (Touring Exhibition) Glasgow – Collins Exhibition Hall, Stirling – MacRobert Arts Centre, Aberdeen – Artspace

1978 – Glasgow School of Art – Cargill Scholarship Exhibition

AWARDS

2015 – Derwent Award, Paisley Art Institute

2011 – Walter Scott Purchase Prize, RGI, Glasgow

2011 – Crinan Residency Award, RGI, Glasgow

2011 – Contemporary Fine Art Eton Award, Paisley Art Institute

2011 – John Green Prize, Paisley Art Institute

2010 – Miller’s Creativity Award, Paisley Art Institute

2010 – RSW Residency (Garyvard,Isle of Lewis)

2009 – RSW Hospitalfield Residency

2008 – The Small Painting Prize, Paisley Art Institute

2007 – Alexander Graham Munro Award, RSW

2006 – Cyril Gerber Award, Paisley Art Institute

2005 – 1st Prize, Scottish Drawing Competition

2005 – Awarded Diploma of the Paisley Art Institute

2005 – David Cargill Award, RGI

2005 – Strathearn Gallery Award, RGI

2003 – Cyril Gerber Award, Paisley Art Institute

2003 – Miller’s Art Prize, Paisley Art Institute

2003 – Garrick/Milne Competition – Prize Commission -( Portrait of David Suchet for the Garrick Club)

2003 – Regional Prize, Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2000 -1st Prize, Scottish Drawing Competition

1997 – 1st Prize, Scottish Drawing Competition

1997 – Elected RSW

1995 – John Green Prize, Paisley Art Institute

1991 – Paisley Art Institute Award, Scottish Drawing Competition

1988 – John Murray Thomson Award, Royal Scottish Academy

1984 – Elected Member of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts (RGI)

1980 – Lady Artists’ Club Trust Award

1979 – Lauder Award, Glasgow Society of Women Artists

1977 – Torrance Award, RGI

1976-77 – Cargill Travelling Scholarship to Colonsay and Italy

1976 – John and Mabel Craig Award, GSA

1975 – Travelling Scholarship (Italy and Yugoslavia)

1975 – W.O. Hutcheson Prize for Drawing

1974 – Robert Hart Bursary, GSA

1974 – Governors’Prize, Hospitalfield

WORK IN VARIOUS PRIVATE AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS, INCLUDING:

Glasgow Art Gallery, Kelvingrove

Paisley Museum and Art Gallery

Scottish Opera

Glasgow School of Art

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow and Edinburgh

Garrick Club, London

Bank of Scotland

Strathclyde University

OPEN EXHIBITIONS/COMPETITIONS INCLUDE:

Threadneedle Competition

Singer/Friedlander Competition

Garrick/Milne Competition

John Player Portrait Competition

Royal Society of Portrait Painters

Royal Academy Summer Show

Royal Scottish Academy

Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour

Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts

OTHER PROJECTS

2010  Set design for ‘The Rape of Lucretia’, St Andrews Opera

2001  Art work for feature film, ’American Cousins’

Helen Wilson, Gentleman of the chorus (Rigoletto)
Gentleman of the Chorus (Rigoletto),
Watercolour on Paper

 

 

_MEL2104
The Big Sea, Oil on Board, 30″ x 42″

 

 

_MEL2106
Nephropidae,
Oil on board
25″ x 12″