His home, studio, and the Wilcox Gallery are across the highway from a national elk refuge about a mile north of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. His favorite painting subject is the Teton Mountain Range of which he paints thousands of plein air landscapes, but he also travels widely to paint landscapes, including ocean scenes of Hawaii.
He studied at Brigham Young University and took two years off to serve as a missionary for the Mormon Church. Following graduation, he taught art at a high school near Seattle, Washington and then moved to Jackson to become a full-time artist. Wilcox is praised for his ability to capture abstract design, light and mood in his paintings.