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Barry Wilson Interview

Barry Wilson Interview – Forty Nine Questions and Art Ain’t One

Favourite Colour? Gold

When you were growing up what did you want to be? Architect 

Name the Place you’d most like to live in? Seville

Seaside or Countryside? Seaside

You’re hosting a dinner party what’s your signature dish? Banoffee pie (pastry based) 

Dogs or Cats? Dogs

What was your nickname at school?  Wils

Most influential person in your life? David Lynch

If you could go back in time to which period would you go to? 70s

Name an Instagram account you follow. Harrods

Favourite Museum or Gallery? Whitechapel Gallery

If money was no object, what luxury item would you buy yourself? Vintage Omega watch

Favourite Album (music)? Talking heads  True Stories

Person you’d love to meet? Madonna

Describe your ultimate romantic date. Private View with free champagne, then on to romantic restaurant  and maybe coffee at bar Italia in Soho before going back to a Hotel.

You are happiest when…….? Painting is going well. I’m in the zone !!!

What makes you sad? A rubbish salad

If you could change one thing about the world? Less generic, more unique, more creative 

Whats the first thing on your bucket list? Cuba

Favourite Restaurant? Rathfinny

Book shop or Record Shop? Book shop

Name your favourite book? Blackberry wine

Pet Hate ? Idiots with strong opinions

Prize Possession? My badger softener 

How many tattoos/piercings do you have? None

Gym or Jim Bean? Jim Bean

What colour are your eyes? Blue/grey

Junk Food, which is your dirty secret? Chicken Kebab 

What’s your poison? Lagavulin Scotch

Describe your morning routine. Boiled egg  and then coffee in weatherspoons with Finnish film maker Kimmo

Where do you call home? By the sea

What makes you laugh? Toast of London 

What perfume/aftershave do you use? Chanel Bleu de Chanel

Whats you favourite season and why? Autumn.   Colours 

Describe the wildest night out you’ve ever had? My own private View in Cork Street London    I went from the highs of selling lots of paintings to waking up in a park cuddling a tramp covered in vomit.

What opportunity have you turned down? Painting murals in Italy

Have you ever been arrested? No

Favourite Quote? I can explain it to you but I can’t understand it for you 

First live band you went to see? The Specials

Biggest Regret? No regrets – another door always opens 

Describe something that you are proud of. Painting full time 

Describe yourself in 3 words. Openness to experience 

Favourite film? No country for old men 

How many pairs of shoes do you own? 9

Describe a favourite walk. Cuckmere Haven, Seven Sisters

Tell us whats in your bag/pockets? Ha ha.   Crumpled receipts, crumpled £20 note   Roll of masking tape, After 8 mint wrapper, Cotton bud, a really old penny with something stuck to it. These are my painting shorts !!!! 

Who was the last person you called? Kimmo to arrange coffee

Whats the tune/band that you are listening to the most? Stone roses 

Whats your cure for a hangover? 3 Annadin extra & a pint of water before you go to bed

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