Kate Wilson studied painting at Winchester School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools.  She is a winner of the Royal Academy Gold Medal and the Bateson Mason Drawing Award and received an Andre de Segonzac scholarship to study in Italy after graduating. 

Exhibitions include: National Portrait Gallery, R.A. Summer Exhibition, National Print Exhibition, Hunting Art Prizes, Lynn Painter-Stainers’ Prize exhibition, Pastel Society, Lessedra World Art Print Annual, New English Art Club, Museum of London, Westminster Cathedral, Salisbury Arts Centre, Chichester Open, Thornton Bevan Arts, Cadogan Contemporary Gallery, The Air Gallery,  New Grafton Gallery, Rona Gallery, Burlington Fine Art, Guildford Cathedral, Impress 09 National Printmaking Festival Stroud, Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses, the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Wash—watercolour in contemporary art, Resort Gallery, Margate and Piers Feetham Gallery, London, and Morley Gallery, London.

She is programme manager for painting, drawing and art history at Morley College


Her book on drawing and painting materials and techniques is published in the UK, USA and France:

Drawing and Painting: Materials and Techniques for Contemporary Artists, published by Thames and Hudson, 2015, reprinted 2017

The Artist’s Everything Handbook: A New Guide to Drawing and Painting, published by Harper Design, 2015

Le Grand Livre du Dessin et de la Peinture: matériaux, outils et techniques, published by Éditions Pyramyd.


Photo of Kate Wilson by Stephen Mepstead


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