The Hawthorn Gallery
John D Wilson
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John D Wilson
“Out of the ashes rose the Phoenix……” My palette is a mess, my paint box is a mess, I somehow end up splashing paint over everything including myself, and yet a clean, sharp picture emerges out of it all! That’s probably one of the reasons I enjoy painting so much - the fact that out of all this chaos, there’s really a hidden sense of order within it all. A few years ago I worked exclusively in watercolour, but when one of the paintings I was working on required a stronger colour, I was forced to experiment with a less familiar type of paint. So I bought a tube of gouache, and the rest, as they say, is history! That one tube resulted in a change in the whole way I painted - to the point that 90% of what I now do is in gouache. I usually start with a very small rough sketch, which I then enlarge onto my full size heavy watercolour paper. I do very little pencil work here, just enough to mark out the perspective. I prefer to work freehand with the paint straight onto the paper and see what emerges. When doing a painting that incorporates children’s art, I use wax crayon, and although I’m right handed, to get the desired effect I tend to use my left hand. A painting can take me anywhere from one afternoon, to 4 days to complete, depending upon the amount of detail. And these can often be pretty long days! But once I’m immersed within my painting, I don’t tend to realise what the time is! At various stages throughout a picture, however, I need to stop and take a step back from it, just to make sure that it is developing as I had envisaged. On the satisfactory completion of a painting I will give it a title and then finally photograph it for my own records.
Night Shift
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£4,950
The Snowman
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£695
Don't you just Love this Time of Year
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£695
Let's Celebrate!
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£850
The Conker Match
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£695
Friends for Life
Low Availability
£556
In his Footsteps
Low Availability
£550
Night Shift
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£695
The Picasso Gallery
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£695
Aqueduct
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£850
End of the Day
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£595
All around the Clock Tower
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£650
Lighting Up Time
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£695
The Beach
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£1,100
Paint the Town Red
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£30
Paint the Town
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£25
The Little Terrace
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£995
Waiting for the Telephone
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£2,500
Banksy Was Here
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£650
Steam up
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£650
River Scene
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£850
A Winter Scene
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£850
Flushed
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£695
Baby Boom II
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£695
Picture in Picture
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£695
Under the Covers
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£695
Panorama Painting
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£695
A Day at the Seaside
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£550
Hanging on the Telephone
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£850
Street Scene
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£650
American Dream
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£795
Late Kick off
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£650
The Sandcastle
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£995
The Meeting Place
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£650
Waiting for Opening Time
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£650
Two Canals
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£850
Art
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£70
The Sweet Shop
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£995
The Fairground
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£995
The Fish and Chip Shop
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£995
Best of British
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£700
Lowry Gallery
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£650
All the Fun of the Fair
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£630
Street Scene Original
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£4,950
Lowry Meets Banksy
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£850
The Hill
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£995
In The Spotlight
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£265
Atlantic Crossing
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£300
Made in Britian
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£219
Family Viewing
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£900
Paris in the Springtime
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£600
Friends Forever
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£275
The Canal
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£4,500
A Brush with Air
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£600
Playtime
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£900
The Maths Lesson
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£0
The Camping Trip
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£0
Going to the Mill
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£0
Visitors to the Elms
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£0
Davenports Mill
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£0
Down by the Mill
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£795
Match Day
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£0