Vincent Wilson RWA Welsh, b. 1933


"I draw incessantly, looking and recording, but in the studio I work from my imagination, and build up new landscape images, in which torn paper fragments are arranged, painted and re-composed repeatedly. The work takes a great deal of mental effort to produce, and only when a satisfactory image emerges, which I am excited with, do I feel I have succeeded."

Vincent was born in Mold, Flintshire in 1933. He trained at Chester School of Art and Liverpool College of Art and lived and worked for some years in North Wales and Lancashire. As a student he was represented in ‘Young Artists from The North of England’ at The Walker Art Gallery Liverpool (1955) and later took part in Three Welsh Arts Council Exhibitions which toured Wales. In 1962 he moved to Cornwall, where he works from his studio in Saltash. He has produced etchings and aquatints since 1970, as an extension of his work as a painter.


Vincent has exhibited extensively over many years including, solo exhibitions, amongst others, at: the City Art Gallery in Plymouth; Falmouth Art Gallery; the Brewhouse in Taunton, and St. Anne's College in Oxford. His work is also regularly shown in mixed collections at: the Royal Academy; The Royal Cambrian Academy; the Royal West of England Academy; The Newlyn Society of Artists, and the Penwith Society of Artists, St. Ives.


In 1992 a set of etchings was purchased by The British, Foreign and Commonwealth Office for placing in various embassies abroad. Works have been purchased by: The Victoria and Albert Museum; Devon County Council; Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery; Surrey Education Committee, and the City of Celle, Germany. Many works are in private collections in Britain and abroad. Vincent is a full member of both The Newlyn Society of Artists and The Penwith Society of Arts. In 1995 he was elected as a member of The Devon Guild of Craftsmen.