Noted for his “organic” style which at times contains echoes of Graham Sutherland, Wilson is regarded as a Scottish artist and teacher, although he was actually born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire in 1911.
He studied art in Reading and taught at new Abbey Collage of Art Summer School for many years. From 1948 Wilson lived from near Dumfries in Scotland although later he spent part of each year in Ibiza.
Wilson’s exhibitions included those at the Scottish Society of Artists as a member, RSW, Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, RSA. One-man shows included - Dumfries Arts Festival in 1983, 1986 and Compass Gallery, Glasgow in 1988. He was also included in The Compass Contribution at Tramway, Glasgow and at The Gallery, Cork Street, London in 2005.
Collections where his work is held include: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and Dundee Art Gallery.