Wilson’s work with her own Pendragon Art Studios, for which she creates paintings and drawings mostly inspired by wildlife, is a marriage of her two lifelong loves: animals and art.
After graduating from college, Wilson worked as a cartographer, which included a brief stint freelancing for National Geographic magazine before working as an animator for a graphic design company for many years. She was first inspired to try her hand at cartography by her father, a drafter.
“Most of my work is very detailed,” she said. “I tend to like to get up close in my reference photos and paint the little details in a face, in the fur, in the eyes of my subjects.”
“American Frame was recommended to me by an artist whose work I greatly admire, Cynthia Decker,” she said. “I was impressed by the variety of substrates available and was very happy to see that American Frame prints on Arches watercolor paper, which is my favorite printing surface for my digital watercolor work. I nearly always embellish my prints with additional watercolor or colored pencil, and I have been extremely happy with the results.”
She also said American Frame’s fast shipping recently helped her make a tight delivery deadline over the holiday season.
When she’s not bringing animals to life in her studio, Wilson enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, Maisy. She’s also a resident artist at Artist & Makers Studios near her home in Rockville, MD.