Robert Wilson was born in 1942 and grew up in the beautiful Towac Valley, near Orange. He has lived in different areas of the central west and won the first of his many awards in 1964 at the Parkes show.
Although Robert is self-taught, he studied under Arthur Murch and Henry Hanke at the Royal Art Society life classes. He has spent many years painting and observing the landscape, learning from it and from his fellow artists. In recent years he has studied in the USA, England and France.
Robert taught painting for twenty years at the Mitchell School of Creative Arts at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst. He now teaches at the Grafton Artsfest, which is held each year in September. He is sought after as an art judge and for his stimulating demonstrations to art groups.
Robert's work has been presented at various regional galleries throughout N.S.W.
Robert has held many successful exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and his works are represented internationally in the Westpac collection London, Commonwealth Bank collection as well as in many private collections throughoutthe U.S.A, Europe, Japan and Korea.The Prime Minister’sdepartment has regularly purchased paintings for presentation to foreign dignitaries.
Robert has been painting professionally
since 1970 and in that time has held over forty one-man exhibitions throughout
Australia. He has been Artist in residence five times at the Ayers Rock Yulara
Resort and spent some time as Art Director onboard the cruise ship Norwegian
Star. He spends most of his time travelling and painting in the Australian
outback. Robert is a Fellow of the Royal Art Society.