Don Wilson has been a professional Artist,
and Musician based in the Wellington region of New Zealand for
over twenty years.
He has enjoyed a very successful music career, which has included
numerous recordings and television appearances resulting in a
number of top ten hits, a gold disc and a number of music industry
His latest CD features cover artwork painted by Don and a booklet
with reproductions of twelve of his paintings.
Don’s reputation as an artist
is steadily growing and he presently divides his time between
painting, sculpture, and music. He has had two very successful
solo exhibitions and has exhibited at numerous galleries in the
Wellington area. He has regularly exhibited at the Academy of
Fine Arts, and his paintings are represented in corporate and
private collections both in New Zealand and overseas.
He has received a Telecom Art Award, and has illustrated a children’s
He has produced sculpture reproductions that have been marketed
in Australia, and he is currently working on a range for the New
Don has an intense love of painting
and works both in oil and watercolour.
He describes his painting as realist but slightly stylised in
a way that accentuates the elements that excite him about a scene.
“I particularly enjoy the richness and sensuousness of oil,
and the employment of clean vibrant colour.