ARTIST

John Wiltshire

Artist

Biography

John Wiltshire paints from sources found in and around the Cambridgeshire landscape. The animals and objects chosen often relate to traditional or forgotten folk stories and tales related to the fens.

John’s studio is filled with unexpected curios-different species of dead bee and displayed found objects, both natural and man-made, make his workplace a space to investigate the heritage of the natural world and the ancient stories related to the landscape. The artist’s focus on storytelling, in particular, encourages us to consider the superstitions of the past as a way of exploring and grounding ourselves in the places we live and the wildlife we live alongside.