Wild at Heart Studio


Hello, I am Anne Wood.  

Welcome to my Wild at Heart Studio in rural Lincolnshire.

This is where I create my oil paintings.   They are everywhere in this timber cabin, from tiny oil studies on paper to larger canvases hanging on the walls.     

 


I began making my art twenty years ago.    A visit to a painting exhibition had inspired me.   

I wanted to see what I could do myself but it was many years since my brief encounter with art school.

long journey lay ahead so I taught myself daily to find what I wanted to say in my work. 

Initially my paintings were based on reality, making landscapes and coastal studies.   At first it was watercolour, then acrylic and finally oil paint.

Gradually I changed my style to become more abstract.   Bold and expressive paintings emerged and I got excited by the spontaneity and freedom that abstraction offered when making my marks.     


'Every turn of the tide'.   20 x 16 inches

I added cold wax to my oil palette and it took me further, transforming the way I moved paint around.

The oils and wax are smooth and luscious and when they are sculpted with knives, rollers and scrapers, wonderful effects happen.   I layer the paint and then destroy parts by scraping back which reveals the underneath, rather like archeology.   

'Dreaming as days go by'     12 x 16 inches.

 



I am a member of the Lincolnshire Artists' Society and the Nadin Group, exhibiting my paintings in the group shows.   
I have received four awards for my work and I currently serve on the Committee of the Lincolnshire Artists' Society.

 

 

 

'Blue in many colours'   20 x 20 inches

 

 

 

 

 

Below are two of my larger paintings...

 




'Dancing in the sun'


Remembering childhood holidays.

 

Oils and cold wax medium on 39 x 39 inch box canvas.

 

 

 




'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.



 

 



 

Copyright on my oil paintings and designs for cards and gifts

Anne Wood ©️ 2020