Patton Wilson



Patton Wilson is a self-taught painter who early in his career focused on archaic mediums, egg tempera and casein, and the manufacture of materials used in those mediums.

He has been influenced by the Flemish, Dutch and Spanish still life painters and the American acquisition of this style. Wilson currently works almost exclusively from life, under natural light and paints in egg tempera, oil, casein and watercolor.  In his still life painting, he is fascinated by the relationship that develops when disparate objects are placed in close proximity. 



University of Mary Washington, Ridderhof Martin Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA - 2004

Butler Institute of American Art Mid-Year Exhibition, Youngstown, OH - 2002, 2003, 2007, 2016, 2017
Virginia Watercolor Society 38th Annual Exhibition, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley - 2017
Canton Museum of Art, Allied Artists of America, 100 Years - 2015
Fort Wayne Museum of Art -  Contemporary American Realism Juried Biennial, Fort Wayne, IN - 2008
Mid-Atlantic New Painting - Juried Biennial, University of Mary Washington, VA - 2007
Peninsula Fine Arts Center Biennial, Newport News, VA - 2006
International ARC Salon, finalist still life - 2006
The National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic Juried Exhibition, National Arts Club, Glen Bradshaw Award - 2009,  Winsor Newton Award - 2006, The John J. Newman Medal - 2004
The National Casein Painting Competition, Sponsored by American Artist, Jack Richeson Co., and The Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, First Place - 2003
3rd Annual Natural World Observed Exhibition, Texas Art Gallery, Dallas, Texas - 2007
Allied Artists of America, National Arts Club, New York, NY - 2002-2004, 2006 - Awards: American Artist Professional League Award for Realism, Charles J. Romans Memorial Award; Winsor and Newton Award for Watercolor, Gloria Benson Stacks Award for a Southern Artist
American Artists Professional League, Salmagundi Club, NY, NY - Medal of Honor, Claude Parsons Memorial Award Landscape - 1987, 1998
National Arts for the Parks - Top 100 & Mini 100, Eastern Division, Jackson Hole, WY - 2005
Baltimore Watercolor Society's Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition,Bethesda, MD - American Frame Corporation Award - 2003, 1999
American Watercolor Society International Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York - 1989
Salmagundi Club Open Exhibition, New York, NY - 1987, 1986 - Charlotte Kughler Award for Pure Aquarelle
Audubon Artists Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York, NY - 1987, 1986
Knickerbocker 36th Annual Open Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY - Grumbacher Gold Medal - 1986
The Parkersburg Art Center, Realism Parkersburg, WVA -  Third Place Show Award - 1994
Springfield 67th National Juried Show, George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and Springfield Museum of Fine Art, Springfield, MA - 1986

Somerville/Manning Gallery, Wilmington, DE - 2003, 1999, 1996
David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN 2002  
The Gallery at Centerville, Wilmington, DE - 1988, 1986, 1985

The St. George Art Museum, St. George, UT - 2004
The Butler Institute of American Art, Midyear Juried Exhibition - 2002, 2003, 2016, 2017
Huntsville Museum of Art, Red Clay Exhibition, AL - 2013
The Butler Institute of American Art, Allied Members Exhibition, OH - 2001
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Neenah, WI - 2004
Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, Danville, VA - 2004
Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX - 2004

Peninsula Center for the Creative Arts, Reality Show, VA - 2005
Arcadia Gallery, Winter Invitational, NY, NY - 2003
Egg Tempera: An Enduring Tradition, Society of Tempera Painters,
   Anna Maria College, Boston, MA - 2001
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, Third Annual Realism Invitational, CA - 2001
Forbes Galleries, Awash in Color, NY, CA - 2000
Kimberton Gallery, Contemporary Realism, Kimberton, PA - 1987, 1989
J. Wayne Stark Gallery, Texas A&M University, TX - 2005
Krasal Art Center, St. Joseph, MI - 2005

Studio Paintings of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters, Maryland Center for Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD - 2006
USArtists Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA - 2005 - 1998
Washington Society of Landscape Painters, Packing Shed Gallery, Washington, VA - 2004
Capricorn Galleries, Contemporary Realists, Bethesda, MD - 1992-1995
Carson Gallery, Contemporary Realism, Denver, CO - 1999

Pratique des Arts 2015
Watercolor Magazine, Summer 2006
American Artist Magazine, 2004 (Cover), 2003, 1992
New American Paintings, Vol. 33
International Artist 2001
Watercolor Magazine 2000
San Francisco Examiner 2000
Pueblo Chieftain 2000
The Virginia Pilot 1984

Bank of America
Maryland Bank of North America
M & T Bank
Dominion Power, Richmond, VA
Forbes Family Collection
The Wilmington Trust Company
The Bank of Delaware
Dauphin Deposit Bank
Johnson and Higgins, Inc., New York

Allied Artists of America
Baltimore Watercolor Society
National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic
Society of Tempera Painters

Somerville Manning Gallery, Wilmington, DE