Wilson Ong grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and went to Brigham Young University, receiving a B.F.A in painting and drawing. He furthered his studies at the Art Students’ League in New York City studying with nationally renowned figurative artists, Ted Seth Jacobs and Harvey Dinnerstein. He has sold his work professionally as an artist and illustrator since 1983. In addition to his professional art, Wilson was a full-time art instructor and department chair for nine years at the Waterford School in Sandy, UT. His students garnered numerous national and in state awards during that time. When time allows, Wilson teaches painting workshops.
“The process of painting has always been a challenging and rewarding experience. I am intrigued by many subjects. The contrasts of objects, figures and shapes have become the starting points to develop a dialogue of ideas which have interested me, whether they may be serious or whimsical.”Wilson Ong