James Wilson has been an artist working in the medium of photography for more than 40 years. James works from his heritage home and natural light studio in the beautiful Kennebecasis River Valley near Hampton New Brunswick, Canada. He uses large format cameras mostly, making colour images of the land and black and white studio portraits. James’s work involves digital photography and traditional silver photography. Although most of his work is straight camera imaging, James does experiment in image layering, textures and camera movement to create images that challenge the emotions.
He has had 19 solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibits, both internationally and through out Canada. His panoramic landscapes, classical nudes, figurative work, and large-scale still-lifes have been most popular with collectors. His photographs have been purchased for both public and corporate collections, and also are in private collections around the world.
In 2008 James Wilson was short listed for the prestigious Strathbutler Award. In 2009 he completed a project photographing New Brunswick painters and their work. This project in collaboration with the New Brunswick Museum and Peter Buckland resulted in a travelling exhibition and book ”PORTRAITS – New Brunswick Painters” published by Goose Lane Editions. In late 2009 James opened a new exhibit of work titled ” dance FIGURA “. These images explored the kinetic energy of the human body in motion through still photography. His "Social Studies" series continues to grow and is a compelling documentation of the lives and people of the early 21st century. An August 2020 publication of "SOCIAL STUDIES" published by Goose Lane Editions is available for sale.
James Wilson’s art has been purchased for many public, corporate and private collections.
Public Collections: National Gallery - Ottawa, Five Canadian Embassies, Canadian Consulate - NYC, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, New Brunswick Museum,
New Brunswick Art Bank, University of New Brunswick, City of Saint John and City of Fredericton.
Corporate Collections: McCain Foods Limited, Grant Thornton International, Irving Oil Ltd., Bell Aliant Corp, Moosehead Breweries Ltd., Rogers Cable Ltd., Royal Bank, CIBC, Stewart McKelvey, Steeves Porter Hetu & Associates, RBC Wealth Management, K.P.M.G.
Private Collections: James’s fine art photographs have been sold to many private collectors though out Canada, United States, Mexico and Europe.
Photo Art Workshops: James Wilson has been hosting art photography workshops with co-instructor Mark Hemmings in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for more than a decade. He has co-instructed street photography workshops during winters in Japan and introduced a new photo workshop in Italy in 2019.