Art exhibit to feature the works of Stephen Wilson

MICAH MOORE news@empiretribune.com
The work of Stephen Wilson will be on display at Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council's River North Gallery beginning Sept. 8. E-T file photo

Many artists leave an impression on the men and women who view their work, but no local artist has left residents craving more quite like Stephen Wilson, who is back this September for the Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council's latest exhibit.

Area residents caught their first glimpse of Wilson's talent in 2010 during his debut exhibit. In 2011, he wowed his fans and attracted new ones with "The Daily Bird" project where he created a different bird-themed piece every day of the year.

Now, a collection of his best work will be on display at the CTFAC Sept. 8-29.

"This time I'm featuring works from my bird project. I've got new things I've done in the last few months that have never been seen before and a few other special pieces from over the years as well," Wilson said. "You can really follow how my work has progressed in this exhibit."

His work ranges from sculptures to digital prints and sketches. Wilson most often paints watercolors on canvas, and nearly anything that can be repurposed.

Wilson also designs concert posters for the Tarleton Jazz Ensemble, which will also be on display.

"It really is neat to follow the evolution of the posters from when I started doing them a few years ago to today," Wilson said.

The steadfast perfectionist always craving new ideas has attended monthly Kimbel Art Museum workshops.

The exhibit opens Saturday, Sept. 8, with an artists reception sponsored by Dublin Bottling Works from 4-6 p.m. For more information, visit ctfac.com