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Wild at Heart

Hello, I am Anne Wood.  

Welcome to my Wild at Heart Studio in rural Lincolnshire.

Working with oils, and the addition of cold wax medium, my work is about a journey with paint, making something which wasn't there before.  

Twenty years ago I had no idea where my first paintings would take me.  At first it was watercolour, then acrylic and finally oil paint.   They were works based on reality, landscapes and coastal studies and for several years I painted what others wanted to see.     

Then I realised it was not what I wanted...my heart was elsewhere.  I have not looked back.   The work I create now has come a long way and I am happy.  

I hope you enjoy reading my art story.



My pictures are about the joy of handling the oils and cold wax.  Just  'being with the paint', making marks and sculpting it with my work tools has become my focus.   

I have no desire to make a literal image...however, I do sometimes notice fragments of memories and fleeting moments in my pictures.   I see these when I step back and look at what I have done.

Titles are always a challenge as I want to  bring something of my own personality without deliberately influencing the viewer.   

Below are some examples of recent work created or re-worked in my studio.


'Meet me where the wild grass grows'


A challenging piece which has taken several directions.

Displayed now in my studio

Oils and cold wax medium on 30 x 30 inch box canvas


The image is currently showing in the Lincolnshire Artists' Society online Virtual Exhibition

'Virtual Connections 2020'



'Pass the red around'


After a battle with this painting I finally reached a stage where it is now dry and displayed in my studio   


Oils and Cold Wax Medium on 36 x 36 inch box canvas


The image is currently showing in the Lincolnshire Artists' Society online virtual exhibition -

'Virtual Connections 2020'


'Crossing borders'


A new painting drying.

I am so thrilled with this one, made from a very limited palette as my paint stocks are nearly depleted.   Time to order more.

Pure abstract shapes in oils and cold wax medium on a 100 x 100 cm box canvas.  

(I shall keep this one in my studio)




'Red with Scribbles'


A picture paints a thousand words...

When I stand in front of this painting,

my immediate response is simply 

to wrap it around me.  

I do not wish to translate the scribbles,

 or understand the scratches.  

The painting just ‘is’.

Oils and cold wax medium on

36 x 24 inch board.

(This painting is kept in my studio)





Copyright on my oil paintings and designs for cards and gifts

Anne Wood ©️ 2020