• Lori L. Wilson - Wilson Decorative Solutions

    Lori Wilson is the owner of Wilson Decorative Solutions. She assists the professional decorative painting community with color and paint technical assistance, technique development, teaches and works as a painting crew member around the US and abroad.

    After completing a BA in both Studio Art and History of Art from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, living and studying in Europe for over two years and earning an MA in the History of Art from the Victoria University of Manchester, Manchester, England, she completed 21 years of service for the leading manufacturer of acrylic paint for artists, Golden Artist Colors, Inc.

    At Golden, she developed new products, provided technical support, developed painting techniques and conducted workshops for professional artists, decorative painters and beginners in both painting categories. Additionally, she was introduced to and continues to participate in the Color Marketing Group international conference. At Golden, she developed annual trend/color/design programs, presented the lecture “Modern Materials and Tradition: Decorative Painting in the 21st Century” at the 2008 International Architectural Paint Research Conference held at Columbia University, NYC and is a current participant of the International Salon, a peer reviewed group of international decorative painters holding annual global conferences.

    As a fine artist, she’s instructed at the university level: Acrylic Painting, Two-dimensional Design and Color Theory. Lori is a painter and sculptor utilizing acrylic, glass, and plastics. Lori was born and continues to live in Upstate New York working, creating, exhibiting and traveling around the world.

    Work Experience

    2014-Present Wilson Decorative Solutions New Berlin, NY
    Owner and fine artist, assisting professionals with technical and decorative painting techniques, teaching, as well as working as a decorative painting team member around the US and abroad.

    2014-Present Sam & Adele Golden Foundation Residency New Berlin, NY
    Artist Consultant offering tutorials and studio assistance to Resident Artists

    1994-2016 Golden Artist Colors, Inc. New Berlin, NY
    Application Specialist – product development, technical support, technique development, workshop instruction, worked as a decorative painting team member around the US, London, and Shanghai.

    2012-13 2D Design & Color Theory Instructor – Cazenovia College
    Taught Foundations course as an adjunct professor Cazenovia, NY

    2009 Acrylic Painting Instructor - Hartwick College Oneonta, NY
    Taught Acrylic Painting as an adjunct professor

    Career Highlights:
    2019 Color & Design Trend Lecturer for Behr Paints China
    2018 Decorative Painting Workshops for Professionals China
    2017 Taught “Architectural Scale Mural Decoration”,
    Shenkar University, Tel Aviv Israel
    Taught and lectured at the Decorative Painting Festival
    Held in Chengdu China
    2016 Conducted Professional Decorative Painting Workshops Netherlands
    Design Paint Café & Gallery: Designed and helped create an
    exibition of Decorative Painting Tokyo, Japan
    2015 Painting By Design team member, gilding private residence Dubai
    2010-12 Developed and gave training programs to Walt Disney teams
    of painters Orlando, FL
    Presented “Modern Materials and Tradition: Decorative New York, NY
    Painting in the 21st Century” at the 3rd International
    Architectural Paint Research Conference, Columbia University
    Attended the Color Marketing Group Conference Montreal, Canada 2007 Bella Vista Decorative Painting Company Shanghai, China
    Provided four weeks of training to staff and led them on a jobsite.
    2005 Member of Pierre Finkelstein’s Grand Illusion team London, England
    Spent six weeks working with Pierre and his crew in a palace.
    2003 National Gallery Washington, DC
    Attended Trompe L’oeil exhibition: “Deceptions and Illusions: Five
    centuries of Trompe L’oeil Painting”. Visited the conservation studios
    and had a personal tour of the Impressionist gallery.
    2002 Walt Disney Animation Studios Orlando, FL
    Gave a Golden workshop for the animators and saw behind the scenes.
    1991 Sistine Chapel, Vatican Rome, Italy
    With Syracuse University, spent two hours in the Sistine Chapel
    listening to the lead conservator describe the process of cleaning
    Michelangelo’s masterpiece.

    Professional Memberships

    2001 to Present International Decorative Artisans League, decorativeartisans.org. 2015 to 2021, Board Member, Board President (October 2018 -2019)
    2016 to Present Color Marketing Group, colormarketing.org
    2017 to Present Society of Gilders, societyofgilders.org

    Exhibitions & Commissions

    2019 Salon Exhibition Chamonix, France
    2018 Salon Exhibition Leeuwarden, NL
    2017 Salon Exhibition & Lecture New York, NY
    2016 Salon Exhibition St. Petersburg, Russia
    2015 Solo Exhibition – CANO Gallery Oneonta, NY
    2014 Salon Exhibition & Lecture Seattle, WA
    2013 Faculty Exhibition – Cazenovia College Cazenovia, NY
    Tech Crew Live Exhibtion – SAGF Gallery New Berlin, NY
    Salon Exhibtion & Lecture Tokyo, Japan
    2012 Governors Island Art Fair New York, NY
    New Work: Solo Exhibit New Berlin, NY
    Golden Foundation Residency Barn
    Jericho Arts Council Annual Exhibit Bainbridge, NY
    Dan Tennant Award for Realism
    Salon Exhibition & Lecture Hamburg, Germany
    2011 Sudan Canvas Project Exhibition & Auction Fairfield, CT
    Commission – Emmanuel Merck, portrait Philadelphia, PA
    Merck-EMD Corporation, Darmstadt, Germany
    2009 Salon Exhibition Bergamo, Italy
    2007 Sam &Adele Golden Foundation Silent Auction Exhibit
    Golden Artist Colors, Inc. New Berlin, NY
    2001 “Figurative Invitational” Exhibit
    State Street Co-op Gallery Binghamton, NY
    “Artists Working for Art Material Manufacturers”
    Cooperstown Art Association Gallery Cooperstown, NY
    2000 Sam &Adele Golden Foundation Silent Auction Exhibit
    Golden Artist Colors, Inc. New Berlin, NY
    1998 Commission
    Norwich Bank & Trust Norwich, NY
    Golden Artist Colors, Inc. New Berlin, NY
    Alumni Exhibition
    Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College Oneonta, NY
    “Made in New York” – glass exhibition
    Cooperstown Art Association Gallery Cooperstown, NY
    “Angels & Insects” – 2 person show
    Upper Catskill Council of the Arts Gallery Oneonta, NY