Watertown, NY – The fifth season of WPBS-TV’s “Painting with Wilson Bickford” premieres Monday, February 18th at 1:30PM.  The 13-episode series, featuring an array of different landscapes and scenes, is sure to capture both the beginner and seasoned artist.  In 2018, Create TV began national carriage of “Painting with Wilson Bickford,” a huge feat for WPBS-TV and Wilson.  Create TV airs episodes on Wednesdays at 6:30am and 12:30pm.  Viewers can download the materials list and sketches from wpbstv.org/painting to paint along with Wilson Bickford as he demonstrates his easy-to-follow techniques.

To celebrate Season 5, WPBS-TV is hosting a “Paint and Sip + Screening” event on February 7th at 5:30pm. Attend and watch a new episode from Season 5 with Wilson himself; after the screening, you’ll be able to participate in the instructional workshop where Wilson will guide you in creating your very own masterpiece while enjoying wine and refreshments.  Instructional workshop tickets are $55 for non-members and $50 for members.  Tickets can be purchased at wpbstv.org/tickets.  In consideration of Wilson’s international fan base, WPBS-TV will be livestreaming the Paint and Sip instructional workshop on Facebook.

Season 5 box set is available to order on DVD or Blu-Ray at wbstv.org/shop or streaming on-demand at vimeo.com/wpbstv.  Beginning February 8th, WPBS-TV is offering a limited time 25% discount on past seasons and specials of the series.

About Wilson Bickford
A Northern New York native, Wilson Bickford is a nationally recognized artist, author, and instructor who has conducted painting workshops for over 20 years.  Primarily a self-taught artist, his easy-going style has earned him thousands of satisfied students, thus proving his philosophy that “ANYONE can learn to paint.”  He works in acrylic, watercolor, and pen & ink, with oils being his personal favorite and most requested workshop medium.  His painting tutorials on YouTube have received millions of viewings and he is the author of “Wildlife Landscapes You Can Paint” (Northlight Books).  Wilson also has his own line of signature art supplies for the fine artist that includes brushes, beveled canvas, canvas paints, oil colors, and wood frames, available through Wilson Bickford’s website.  Visit Wilson Bickford online at wilsonbickford.com or on Facebook.

WPBS-TV is a non-profit public television station serving approximately 650,000 households throughout Northern New York and Eastern Ontario.  WPBS-TV’s mission is to educate, entertain and inform our two-nation audience through superior local and national content and media engagement in order to enhance the lives of those it serves.  More information about WPBS is available at www.wpbstv.org, or by following WPBS on Twitter and Facebook.


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