Artist: Cyril Wilson

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Residence in Dumfries & Galloway:

Moved to Dumfrieshire in 1948, living first at Newlands then Craig’s House before settling at Sunny Brae, Kirkmahoe. From 1959 to 1989 spent part of the year in Ibiza


Reading College of Art

Professional Bodies:

SSA 1955

Exhibited At:

Society of Scottish Artists, Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Glasgow Institute, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Water Colours


Melanie Landale, Cyril Wilson, Dowser, Artist, Healer, Dumfries, 1995

Image of the artist.  The photograph shows Cyril Wilson in his studio at Sunny Brae.  In the background are works which give some idea of the artist’s style, which he termed organic.  The organic style, he said, was rooted in the use of imagery taken from nature.


Involved with Gracefield Arts Centre since its early days; firstly as a member of the Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society and as advisor to the Painting collection sub-committee of the Dumfriesshire Educational Trust. 


Cyril Wilson followed Cecile Walton as President of the Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society 1954.  He had been President of the Forces Art Club in Cairo 1941-1947.

Designed the lectern, communion table and font in Kirkmahoe Church and designed, painted and worked the main stained glass window in the Barony Church of Dalswinton.


President of the Scottish Dowsing Association 1991