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Pop-Up Artist: Emmanuel Wilson

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Stop by Saturday, August 20th between 10:00 am and noon to meet Artist Emmanuel Wilson and see some of his work!

Emmanuel Wilson is a professional artist working in the upstate South Carolina. Wilson’s original fine art paintings and personalized portraits have been commissioned and collected by a diverse variety of clientele including business leaders, celebrities, and many others. Raised in Seneca, South Carolina, Emmanuel knew at a young age he wanted to be a visual artist. Wilson credits the opportunity given him by a local beauty salon owner as pivotal in his decision to pursue an art career. At only 13 years of age, the chance to design and paint a mural on a salon wall, solidified his confidence and resolved to cultivate his craft as an artist. Studying the works of renowned artist such as Salvador Dali, Charles White, and M.C. Escher own his own; as well as middle school art teacher Robert Spencer and others helped him further set out to develop his own unique style and painting.

In speaking about his training as an artist, Wilson says: “I am basically self-taught and it is all God-given outside of my hard work”. He learned some basics in his high school gifted and talented art class under instructor Frederick Edgerton for four years. He also got a full summer scholarship to the South Carolina Governor’s School For The Arts at Furman University. Emmanuel had the opportunity to be instructed by Furman University associate arts professor, Michael Brodeur, world renown batik painter Leo Twiggs; among others during his summer experience at Furman University. He took one class in design at Lander University in 1995. Through books and by way of trial and error, Emmanuel has continued to grow in his craft. After exploring numerous media, he embraced acrylics – he likes that they are rapid, forgiving, and immediately expressive and allow mixed media techniques.

Emmanuel has found art to be medicinal to his soul and he realize that he is simply a conduit through which his talent flows.Currently, Emmanuel is in collaboration with a book cover design project that will also give the reader and opportunity to purchase works of original fine art that will be an extension of the autobiography. You may follow Emmanuel’s social media plate forms to stay current on upcoming projects and ongoing projects also. Feel free to reach out to Emmanuel Wilson for custom projects.


August 20
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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M. Judson Booksellers
130 S. Main St.
Greenville, 29601 United States