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About the Artist - Ralph F. Wilson

Dr. Ralph F. Wilson

Dr. Ralph F. Wilson has had a life-long interest in art. As the son of a high school art teacher, he spent many hours as a boy watching his father paint and trekking through the art museums of San Francisco. In 1993-94, he took classes in drawing and graphic design at Sierra College. At that point, color and composition found expression in website design and graphics, and later, in book cover design.

After he retired, Ralph found time for his long-time desire to paint watercolors -- just as he had seen his father do many years previously. In the fall of 2012, he began with a basic watercolor class at Sierra College, followed by a series of classes at the Placer School for Adults in Auburn -- Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor with Sonja Hamilton (Jan 2013-Dec 2014) and portrait painting and figuring drawing with Bobbi Baldwin. Also studied under Pat Abraham (Jan 2015 - May 2017). He's currently studying with Sonja Hamilton to learn more about wet-on-wet techniques (Sep 2017 -).

Here are some of his newest paintings and an artist's statement.

Ralph and his wife Jean live in rural Loomis. He is a retired pastor and Internet marketer.

Ralph F. Wilson plein air painting along the Sacramento delta.Ralph has exhibited in juried art shows across a number of regional venues since 2013:

Ralph is a member of WASH (Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons), SacArts Center (Sacramento Fine Arts Center), and Placer County Arts Council.

Ralph F. Wilson Watercolors
P.O. Box 565, Loomis, California 95650
phone (916) 652-4659
All art works are copyright by Ralph F. Wilson. All rights reserved.