Plein Air Painter Reception: Annie Wildey

    Date Thursday Jul 27, 2023

    Location Ocean House

    Time 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Price $15 for day guests; complimentary for overnight hotel guests

    Venue Sunset Porch at Bloom


On select days this summer, notable artists are invited to Ocean House to share their artistic vision and give a demonstration of their skills.

Enjoy a glass of wine and reception at Ocean House on Thursday evening from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. to meet the artist. Earlier that day, catch Annie Wildey in action as the sea air, sweeping views of the Atlantic and more than 150 years of history serve as inspiration for a work of art.

About Annie Wildey:

Annie received a Bachelor of fine art from Kingston School of Art in the UK. After graduating she moved to the USA and was a long-time resident of New York city where she worked for many years at the British Consulate-General.

Deciding on a career shift, she studied for an MFA at the New York Academy of Art where she was awarded a post graduate fellowship. She has received numerous awards and residencies and taught workshops with master printmaker Dan Welden in the New England area. At the beginning of 2020 Annie moved to Westerly and in partnership with Michael Fanelli they opened Air Studio Gallery in December 2022. Annie has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Commercial galleries and venues which include: The National Museum of China: The Mall Galleries, London, UK; The Heckscher Museum, NY, Southampton Art Center, NY and The University of Connecticut. A painter first and printmaker second, Annie explores moments of beauty, wonder and awe in the coastal landscape. In the studio, she interprets the smells, sounds, feelings, and energy of the elements in her medium of choice. Her process is fluid, moving between freedom and control, as she pushes and pulls paint around, celebrating the accidental mark. Translating her emotional experience whilst also expressing the power and grace of a subject in motion, in a poetic and meaningful way.

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