Wilmott’s practice is rooted in an instinctive need to indulge in the act of painting and a materialist love for the medium and the objects resulting from its employment. His paintings can be considered products of necessity and desire - the act of painting fulfilling a fundamental creative need, and the completed work delighting in physicality. Wilmott openly employs painting as a means to improve his experience of living.
Wilmott’s paintings stand on their own merits, living or dying by their visual qualities. They are humble material constructions made for their own sake. The artist’s hope is that they may manifest something of an essence of the grand tradition to which they belong and to this end he strives to produce objects that, in their fabric, embody qualities singular and unique to painting.