John Wilkinson2022-03-07T16:06:04+00:00

John Wilkinson

Painter, worker mainly in acrylics with a palette knife. Representational to semi-abstract landscapes inspired by social and industrial history and climate change.

have been working as an artist for ten years now, mostly from my studio in Kelham Island, where my murals adorn utility cabinets and the walls of Green Lanes.

Depth, perspective and light are all important elements of the work, which is an expression of my reaction to the world I see. My palette is rich in the earths that surround and inspire me.

I describe my practice as slow art, creating a visual narrative for the eye to wander around, explore the nooks and crannies, and ponder the stories suggested in the image. Influenced by Martyn, Turner, Kieffer and Eardley, I work wet on wet with a painting knife, depicting landscapes both real and imagined. I sometimes incorporate elements of that landscape, mixing organics and minerals with the paint.

I work in series and themes I have covered include the Arctic Convoys, Industrial Sheffield, Mining, Deindustrialisation and Fishing.

Studio visits

My studio will be open for visits on the following days:

  • Saturday April 30th
  • Sunday May 1st
  • Monday May 2nd
  • Saturday May 7th
  • Sunday May 8th

About my studio

Studio shows existing work, and I will be working on new paintings during the Open Up period

  • Visitors to the studio will be able to buy my work
  • I’m happy to undertake commissions – please ask!

Contact me

Studio location

Studio A3
KIAC Unit F26
40 Ball Street
Sheffield
S3 8DB

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