Wilton’s paintings are an expression of his deep interest and close examination of nature.
Nicholas Wilton lives and works in Northern California. He attended the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and graduated from Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, California. Rich in color, texture and symbols, Wilton’s work references a personal vocabulary of botanical forms, patterns and abstract designs.
Observing, photographing and sketching in wilderness areas of Northern California provide him with the studies that initiate and inform his work. Arranging and composing renderings from life into abstract compositions and groupings provides the underlying structure of his paintings. In them, natural forms are shown juxtaposed with abstract and spontaneous marks and shapes. His process combines intuitive painting with fundamental principles of color harmony, juxtaposition of form and excavated texture. The resulting work, often called “contemporary organic” addresses the spiritual potency of Nature, and celebrates the fragile balance between the natural and developed world in which we live.