Conor Wilson (S86-91, DCJS 81-86)

Conor Wilson (S86 – 91, DCJS 81 -86)

Conor was born on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, two degrees south of the equator. He lived there until he was three, in a house on stilts that would rock with the earthquakes. The beaches were volcanic black sand, and when his parents were at work the local villagers would look after him and his sister. After that he spent many years living in the Middle East; in Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Oman. When he was eight he came to the UK to be schooled.

After A-levels he studied a BA (hons) in Mechanical Engineering for a year, and then a BA (hons) in Geography & Geology for a year. Conor was restless, yearning for a more exotic path through life, so he abandoned these studies to pursue a creative life of his own making.

Conor is an artist, painter, mural artist, landscape painter and portrait painter. He works in various different styles with oil paint, watercolour, acrylic, charcoal and mixed media.

Conor’s first collection of artwork in 1996 could be termed psychedelic artwork and still forms the foundation of his art practice, though he has had to diversify at times due to circumstances, into landscape painting in oils, portraiture, customising vehicles and large scale murals.

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Conor’s major preoccupation throughout his life has been skateboarding, which after school led on to surfing and snowboarding, which is why he has lived near Croyde Bay, North Devon for the past 20 or more years.  He came for the exceptional surf and still skates and snowboards.

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