Nicholas Wilson is represented in permanent collections of the BOOTH WESTERN ART MUSEUM, GA; AZ-SONORA DESERT MUSEUM, Tucson,AZ; THE TUBAC CENTER for the ARTS, Tubac, AZ; the COWBOY HALL OF FAME, OK;the LEIGH YAWKEY WOODSON ART MUSEUM, WI; and the SMITHSONIAN, Washington, D.C. His artwork has been exhibited extensively both in the U.S. and abroad--the Scottish Museum of Natural History and the British Museum of Natural History. Publications include articles in magazines such as: SOUTHWEST ART (cover) 2011, 2012 and 2013. ARIZONA HIGHWAYS (cover) 1988; U.S. ART; WILDLIFE ART. Book publications: THE BEST OF WILDLIFE, Northlight Publishers, 1998; WILDLIFE ARTIST AT WORK: Ten Top Wildlife Artists Demonstrate Their Technique, by Patricia Van Gelder, Watson-Gupthill, 1981.
Nicholas Wilson has been a painter, sculptor and printmaker for over 50 years. His main career focus has been on wildlife art, where a special emphasis on drawing has opened up numerous opportunities for him. While curator of exhibits at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (1970-1972) near Tucson, he developed his talent for expressing his deep love for nature. This led to a professional career as an artist being represented in many galleries--Settler's West, Tucson; Trailside Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ & Jackson Hole, WY; and Carson Gallery, Denver, CO---and receiving many invitations to participate in prestigious exhibits across the U.S.: the Prix de West, Oklahoma; the Governor's Invitational, WY; and The Artist's of America Show, Denver, CO. The largest and most challenging opportunity for the artist was painting a 16, 250 square foot mural in the Jungle World Exhibit at the Bronx Zoo which took two and a half years to complete in the early 1980's.
In the last few years, Mr. Wilson has added monumental sculptures to his sculpture experience.
“...."He distilled into art the mission of the Desert Museum and painted the soul of the Sonoran Desert." - Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Luminaria Award 1996