About Greg Wilson

     Greg Wilson was born and raised in the small mining town of Telluride, Colorado.  From a very early age most of  his free time was spent outdoors watching the animals and then going home in the evening and putting on paper what he had experienced that day.
     It was not unusual for Greg to set off for days in search of the animals his grandfather and father taught him to appreciate. What started out as Greg's interest as a child and dream as a young adult, has turned into a career choice that allows him to find the greatest satisfaction. His self-taught style has come from lifelong exposure and appreciation of the outdoors. His artwork, once given only as gifts, can be found on magazine covers and in the homes of art collectors throughout the country.

     He travels hundreds of miles just to get a glance at different animals.  Whether it is a mountain goat in Little Cottonwood Canyon, grizzly bears in Yellowstone, mountain lions in southern Utah or big horn sheep in Montana, he goes where the animals can be found carrying his paints and camera.
     Over the years he has gathered an impressive collection of photographs and today sells his photos to a number of different outdoor magazines and calendars.  After winning numerous awards for painting, Greg decided to pursue art as a career.  His most recent award is the Patrons Choice Award at the Arts for the Parks National competition.  Today Greg's paintings can be found in collections across the US and Canada; and his photos can be seen  on the covers of different wildlife publications.
     Wilson attended Colorado Institute of Art and Utah State University. His work has been on many covers of wildlife magazines as well as on the Utah Big Game Proclamation in 1996, 1997, 1999 and 2000. His painting was chosen as Artist's Choice in the 1999 Western Heritage Artists Art Show. He has also received many other recognitions and awards by wildlife foundations. Today Greg spends much of his time sketching, photographing and observing the animals he paints. In 2004 and 2005 he placed among the top 100 entries in the prestigious Arts for the Parks competition, winning the founders favorite in 2004. In 2006, he has had work in both the Artist for the New Century and Art of the Animal Kingdom XI.

Awards:

  • Art of the Animal Kingdom XI, Bennington Center for the Arts
  • Purchase Award , 2006 Bennington Center for the Arts, Artist for the New Century
  • Award of Merit, 2006 Bennington Center for the Arts, Artist for the New Century
  • Founders Favorite Award, Arts for the Parks 2004
  • Mule Deer Foundation Artist of the Year 2004
  • Artist Choice Western Hritage Show, Great Falss Montana 1999
  • Best Oil Wester Heritage Show, Great Falls Montana 1999

Articles:

  • Art of the West, Sept/Oct 2008