Celia Wilkinson
Artist/
Painter

Celia Wilkinson

Painter

Bio

1 year History of Design- Brighton Art College 1982
Foundation in Art and Design - Central School of Art 1985
BA Hons Degree in Fine Art -St Martins School of Art, London 1986-89
Celia has a studio at Binnel Studios on the Isle of Wight which houses a collective of 7 professional artists. She moved to the Island in 2001 having built up her painting career in London.
Her landscapes are as much psychological as real. Moody, vibrant, bursting with energy, her paintings draw the viewer in and take them on a visual journey. The brushwork is deft and swift with a vibrant use of colour. Her paintings shout joy and optimism but can be brooding too in the tradition of the great British painters, Hitchens, Nash, Heron. Celia use Wallace Seymour acrylics on canvas and use both brushes and scrapers to make her marks. The landscape is usually the reference point to visually express herself and her reaction to the landscape rather than a true representation of what she sees. She paints purely from memory to really captivate her expression of the place and her inner con-sciousness. Celia never plans a painting in advance she simply starts with some broad brushstrokes and the paintings journey begins and takes its own path in tune with her subconscious. Her paintings have become a visual diary over the last 10 years.
When Celia first ventured into landscape in 2011 her paintings were very much based on the land-scape around her on the island but as they have progressed, they have become much more about the artist and reflections of her response to landscapes she has encountered in her travels abroad over the last few years.
Celia has been exhibiting extensively across the UK for the past 30 years and has recently exhibited at Florence Biennale X111 where she won the prestigious ‘Lorenzo il Magnifico ‘award for 2nd place in the Painting category.

EDUCATION
1981 1ST Year History of Design BA Hons, Brighton College of Art
1985 Foundation in Art and Design, Central School of Art, London
1986-89 BA Hons Fine Art/Painting, St Martin’s School of Art, London

CAREER HISTORY
1990-97 took time out to have my 3 children during which time I undertook several private commis-sions including 12 panels for Tsatsuso Japanese restaurant, Broadgate, London.

1997 I started painting full time at my studio in Camberwell, London

2001 I moved to the Isle of Wight with my family and continued painting full time

2014 Moved into my studio at Binnel Studios.

EXHIBITIONS
Royal Academy1998, Sun and Doves (London)1998 Royal College of Art2001/2002, Tate (Bankside Browser)1999, Blue Elephant Theatre (London)1999 Toynbee Hall (Whitechapel, London2000 will’s Art Warehouse(London)2000-2010,Candid Arts Trust(London2000), Affordable Art Fairs( at Battersea, Bath,Bristol, Glasgow, Sydney)2000-2010, Karen Taylor Contemporary Art Gallery (London)2002-2012, The Corporate Connoisseurs (Conigsby Gallery,London)2001, Chase Art Centre (Cornwall)2002, Lus-cious Conceptions (Windsor2002), Artclimbers (Suffolk)2002, Kendall’s Fine Art (Cowes, IOW)2003/04/05/06/07/10, Quay Arts (IOW)2003, Battersea Art Fair (London)2001/02/03/04/05/06/, Pantilles Edge Gallery (Tunbridge Wells)2005/06/07/08/09, Wonderwall Gallery (Cirencester)2009-12, Homes and Gardens (Earls Court, London)2003, St Mary’s Hospital, IOW (commission)2006, Niton Barns (Paintings in Holiday Units), Hillside Bistro-2012,
The Biscuit Factory – 2014,Red Earth Gallery,Devon, Solo show May 2013, Moncrieff Bray Gallery 2013,Webbs Fine Art, London ,Art Café-Whitby, Depozitory, Ryde. Open Studios 2014,Brighton Art Fair2014,Foal Arts Salon 2014, Affordable Art Fair, London, March 2015Frames Gallery, Perth,Scotland, April 2015 Robert Fogell Gallery, Stamford, April 2015, Oil& Water Gallery, London, May 2015, SEEART Fair, Claremont Gallery, June 2015
Foal Arts Summer Salon, IOW July 2015, Twenty Twenty Gallery, Much Wenlock August 2015
Robert Forgell Gallery, Stamford August 2015, Beaux Arts Bembridge, IOW August 2015
Binnel Studios Open Weekend, August 2015, Cambridge Art Fair, Robert Fogell Gallery October 2015
No Naked Walls, Bramley and Chertsey November 2015, Nov 2015 No Naked Walls, Bramley and Chertsey., Apr 2016 New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Apr 2016 Robert Fogell Gallery, Stamford, Apr 2016 Claremont Gallery, Sevenoaks, Jul 2016 Claremont Gallery, Sevenoaks. CONT’D NEXT PAGE.
Since 2016 I have consistently shown with the following Galleries:

No Naked Walls, Bramley, Guildford, UK

Robert Fogell Gallery, Stamford Lincolnshire, UK

Claremont Contemporary Art, Sevenoaks, Kent, UK

Gallery 6, Newark on Trent, Nottingham, UK

Return to Will’s Art Warehouse, London, UK

Tiny Gallery, Henley-on-Thames, UK

Byard Art, Cambridge, UK

2019

I will be showing with 3 new galleries alongside my regulars:

Bircham Gallery, Holt, Norfolk, UK

Tiny Gallery, Henley on Thames

Dart Gallery, Devon, UK

John Noott Gallery , Broadway

Gallery 6 Newark

Wills Art Warehouse, London

Robert Fogell Gallery, Stamford

Solo show with No Naked Walls in September.

Binnel Studios Annual Exhibition, Isle of Wight, UK

Artworks