Wilma Seston is a semi-abstract artist best known for the intrigue captured in her urban, rural and sea collections.
Growing up on the slopes of a mountain between sea and forest in South Africa, she was captivated by the beauty, driving her passion and attention to anything nature-related.
Since the early 2000’s, from time to time, her art was exhibited in galleries and in competitions, with unprecedented success. Some galleries sold out all her work within a few days. Despite this, she continued working in a full-time job.
Wilma relocated to the UK in 2006 and is pursuing her dreams, working in her London Island Studio, where the canal spills into the Thames. Open Studio weekends are held regularly, and she exhibits at other relevant Art Fairs.
In August 2021, 3 of her artworks were chosen to feature on the set of a film by Paramount Pictures. Since then, another 25 pieces were commissioned. She feels honoured that her work is permanently exhibited in film.
Wilma creates expressionistic and impressionistic pieces through the freedom of using both acrylic and watercolour. To portray the essence of an artwork, she leaves some transparency in the top layers for a sense of what lies behind its final story.
She wants the world to know that there is peace and balance when we “stop & smell the roses”.
I always dreamed of painting in a park, making beautiful pieces of intriguing artwork to share with people who were caught up in the hum-drum of working in offices. Before starting school, I made little pieces with real flowers, pretty pebbles and would give it to neighbours & friends to keep on their desks so they could connect to nature.
I experimented with many different media, working on my skills and learning how to record onto paper or canvas specific stories / messages I wanted to tell the world.
After writing my book about how to deal with grief, I realised that I no longer want to 'mosey along' through life without doing what really makes me happy & gives me a sense of balance in life - creating art
Now, I work in my studio - early in the morning - creating expressionistic, abstract canvases inspired by my inquisitive nature. I capture finer details that attract my attention - mostly passed by unnoticed. I breathe in the calm serentiy of the trees, of water, of landscapes and the sea.