Wilko Roon draws his inspiration from his immediate surroundings, the people and especially the children are reflected in colours that are unique to his own style. He performed well at school and like his two older brothers, was a top art student.
After school hours his interest was cycling and he performed exceptionally well in down-hill and cross country racing. In Grade 9, after a training session, a car crossed the road and caused a devestating accident. After 2 months in a coma, partially paralysed, with brain injuries, double vision, apraxia and bone fractures, Wilko started a long process of rehabilitation.
Wilko renewed his interest in art and in 2003 moved to Paternoster and in 2006 started painting for the first time. A well-known artist, Jan Visser, influenced him hugely and combined with continuous encouragement and comments from his father, Wilko started to establish his own style. He has been exhibiting and selling his work since 2007.