Eric Wilson has established himself as one of Britain's leading wildlife artists, a
multi-award winner whose paintings are now widely collected throughout the
His artistic ability was evident from his earliest schooldays; "Eric has an artistic
talent way beyond his years" wrote his art teacher in 1967.
As a child of Scottish parentage, Eric would spend his formative years roaming
the highland mountains of Scotland where his lifelong love of wild places was
born. It was natural and inevitable that Eric would combine his talent with his
love of wildlife and become a wildlife artist.
Eric has exhibited widely in London, Germany and the United States, exhibiting
at the prestigious Florida Wildlife and Western Art Exposition and The National
Exhibition of Wildlife Art where his work has won several awards. His paintings
have appeared in magazines and books such as "The Best of Wildlife Art" and
"Keys to Painting Fur and Feathers", by North Light Books.
The black rhino project, near to Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe, this is a project dedicated to preserving the Black
rhino where I was helping out. Oddly enough, the very next day I was almost killed by a wild territorial bull
rhino whilst caught out on foot in the bush. If it wasn't for the quick thinking of my tracker Mark Van Zuydam
who decided we should jump into a dried out river bed to escape, it could have been a very unpleasant day. I
took the above (right) photo of the rhino charging as I scrambled up a steep hillside. I thought I would be okay
at this point but to my suprise the rhino continued up the hill after me. He was one determined rhino!
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Research in Africa
Eric has done commissioned work for companies such as the Bradford Exchange and has had his work
published as fine art prints. Original paintings are auctioned by Christies in London and sold through private
Eric researches his subjects thoroughly, traveling to some of the remotest wilderness areas on the planet for
inspiration for his paintings. In Rwanda and Zaire he has sat face to face with mountain Gorillas. He has been
charged by black rhino whilst on foot in Zimbabwe, camped out on the Serengeti plains, canoed the Zambezi and
Lake Kariba, tracked tigers on elephant back in the jungles of the Royal Chitwan National Park in Nepal. Seen
grizzly bears up close in the Canadian Rockies, swam with Killer Whales off the coast of Vancouver Island and
spent literally years exploring the remote Glens of the Scottish Highlands.
Eric also considers the occasional portrait commission. He has twice painted the portrait of the super
middleweight champion of the world, Mr Nigel Benn.
With Boxing legend Mr Nigel Benn, the two time Supermiddleweight Champion of the World pictured here
giving Eric the keys to his beloved Porsche in gratitude for his portrait. Eric describes Nigel as 'A larger than life
character with a great sense of humour and a very big heart'
Eric loves to paint portraits in addition to his wildlife artwork. If you would like to commission a portrait please
contact him for details.
Eric is often to be found as Artist In Residence at the Nature Art Museum in Gloucester, where he will be pleased
to meet members of the public, discuss his adventures and demonstrate his skills.
Eric lives in Derbyshire, England, with his wife, the artist Karin Momberg .
With Mark,shortly after the attack.
Research in Zimbabwe that almost ended in disaster.
I have just been
featured in the
'Natures Paint Box.
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