"Bounding Main" Highlight: Annie Wildey

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Annie is a British painter and printmaker.  She moved to New York City in 1989 and worked at the British Consulate. Art remained a part of her life during those years, but in 2006 she her fulltime job and begin a new chapter, with art at the very center and enrolled in an MFA program at the The New York Academy of Art. This provided the instruction, immersion and creative freedom to develop her skills and artistic voice and proved to be a fruitful time bringing with it several awards including a Post-graduate Fellowship, Prince of Wales Scholarships, and travel awards to Normandy, France and St Barts, in the French West Indies. After the fellowship Annie left New York for the East End of Long Island and spent two wonderful years in the quiet hamlet of Orient, as Artist-in-Residence at the William Steeple Davis House. It was here that Annie met and became a studio assistant to Master Printmaker Dan Welden and continues to assist him at workshops in the North East, including Haystack School of Crafts in Maine, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and Montserrat College of Fine Arts. In 2011 Annie left the East End of LI and moved to Mystic Ct, where she maintains a studio at The Velvet Mill, in Stonington Ct.

Annie’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, venues include:  The National Museum of China: The Mall Galleries, London, UK; The Heckscher Museum, NY,  and The University of Connecticut. Her work is included in The Drawing Center’s Viewing Program and can also be found in the book:  Drawing Space, Form and Expression by Enstice, Wayne and Melody Peters. 


Annie Wildey, "Spring Breaker III"
oil on canvas, 10" x 20"

"The rhythm of the waves marks time, like the breath. Moment to moment, its intensity fluctuates like emotion. Thoughts linger and pass, like a veil of fog.
At the shore I am reminded to be present. It provides a place for contemplation and reflection. I identify with the strength and vulnerability of the ocean when a storm is brewing or passing, when the surf is up, when flurries form, when the fog looms or is lifting, when the horizon is obscured, or the sky begins to clear, I find beauty and a sense of connection in these moments of transition."

Annie Wildey, "Water IV"
monotype, 12" x 12"

I bring this experience into the studio as I interpret the smells, sounds, feelings, and energy of water and the elements. The process is fluid, moving between freedom and control, accident and intention, as I push and pull the paint to translate my visual and emotional experiences of a subject in motion."

Annie Wildey, "Spring Breaker II"
oil on canvas, 10" x 20"
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