Public Art

For the past decade, Graeme Willson has enjoyed a particularly fruitful relationship with the supermarket company Wm. Morrison's, who have commissioned a number of mural paintings and stained glass windows for their stores. Typically, they are sited in entrance foyers such as this one in Knottingly, West Yorkshire, based on the idea of the Four Elements.

  • Earth, Air

    Earth, Air

    Oil on canvas

    15' X 10'

    2004

    Wm. Morrison's Supermarkets plc

  • Fire and Water

    Fire and Water

    Oil on canvas

    15' X 10'

    2004

    Wm. Morrison's Supermarkets plc


  • Detail: Earth

    Detail: Earth

    Wm. Morrison's Supermarkets plc

  • Detail: Fire

    Detail: Fire

    Wm. Morrison's Supermarkets plc.


The millennium year 2000 has seen churches commemorating the event by commissioning art, for example at the church of St. Laurence in Rowington, a 'Christ in Glory' fills the large west window; designed by Graeme and executed in collaboration with the Martin Johnson Workshop in York.

  • Christ in Glory

    Christ in Glory

    Stained Glass

    2001 - 03


In 2002 the artist's own Parish Church of St. Margaret in Ilkley commissioned a painting for the Baptistry. The result is the 'Madonna and Child with St. Margaret and St. John" - otherwise known as the Madonna of the Moors, in reference to the landscape backdrop. The work was completed in May 2004 and unveiled by the then Archbishop of York, Dr. David Hope, who has since became the Vicar of St. Margaret's.

  • The Baptistry, St. Margaret's , Ilkley

    The Baptistry,
    St. Margaret's , Ilkley

    Oil on canvas

    10' X 8'

    2003 - 04

  • 'The Madonna and Child With St. Margaret and St. John The Baptist' Detail

    'The Madonna and Child
    With St. Margaret and
    St. John The Baptist' Detail

  • The Madonna of the Moors Detail

    The Madonna of the Moors
    Detail


  • Detail; St. Margaret's Stone

    Detail; St. Margaret's Stone

  • Detail; White Wells

    Detail; White Wells

  • Detail; Swastika Stone

    Detail; Swastika Stone


Bibliography:
'Graeme Willson' Preface by Patrick Eyres 1998