Michael Wilcox has experienced a wide and varied back ground, which has included periods as a professional artist, a conservator of art works and an engineer. During his research towards a post graduate diploma in Art and Design he spent equal time within the art and science departments, studying light physics in relation to the needs of the artist and designer.
His research led to the original version of this book which changed the way that countless artists, designers and decorators now mix and use their colours. The Wilcox Guide to the Finest Watercolour Paints then followed.
This book led to the many recent changes in the pigments used in artists paints. Other books followed including a series of Colour Notes, each designed to examine a particular aspect of colour mixing and use.
The most recent publication, Colour Harmony and Contrast for the Artist offers a sound basis and further insight for the thinking artist. Specialist mixing palettes, artists paints, workbooks and courses have been developed and the School of Colour, headed by Michael, operates on an international basis. The School will continue to develop based on the firm belief that art and sci ence must once again come together.
The first time that they assisted each other led to the Renaissance, the second to the Impressionists. What will the third merger bring to artists, designers, decorators and all users of colour?
Michael Wilcox lives and continues his research and writing in Bristol, United Kingdom.