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 paintings.   They are everywhere in this timber cabin, from tiny oil studies on paper, abstract acrylic on paper and 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 very 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 my work became looser; bold and expressive paintings emerged and I got excited by the spontaneity and freedom that abstraction offered when making my marks.     

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.   Some pieces are quite sculptural.

 

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. 

Here are some recent oil paintings in my studio...

'Shore'

Memories of the East Coast 

Oils and cold wax on a 20 x 16 inch canvas 

'Wildfire'

Oils and cold wax medium on 16 x 16 inch cradled wood panel.

On show at Sam Scorer Gallery, Lincoln until 18th July 

'Shadows'

Oils and cold wax medium on a 12 x 12 inch canvas.

 

NEW IN 2021 - Acrylic on paper

Early this year I added a new dimension to my work; acrylic abstract landscapes on paper.    I use A4 size smooth white 300gsm paper with Golden Open Acrylics.

Each one is unique, no print reproductions will be made. 

A few new ones are below...

'Breakaway'

Golden Open Acrylics on 300gsm paper mounted on an A4 cradled wood panel.

The picture works upside down too.  No need to frame as the cradle sides are painted black.   These cradles can stand, lean or hang.

 

 

'Untethered'

Golden Open Acrylics on 300gsm paper mounted on an A4 size birch wood cradled panel.

I am really happy with this...and have 4 more panels to do.

'Optimism'

Acrylics on 300gsm paper mounted on 8x8 inch cradled wood panel.

 

'Undercover'

Golden Open Acrylics on 300gsm paper mounted on an A4 size cradled wood panel

'Out of the Blue'

Another format... my painting mounted on an 8 x 8 inch cradled panel.   I placed it next to a carved wood sculpture by Mike Lovitt.

I like the simple geometric composition in this picture.   The cradled panel has a wider  'frame' which acts as a support for display.

'The one that got away'

In an off-white 16 x 12 inch mat/mount for display or to frame.

'Running Wild'

Painted at night...a sense of mystery 

A4 Golden Open Acrylics on 300gsm paper 

'Suspense'

In an off-white 16 x 12 inch mat/mount for display or ready to frame.

 

 

Copyright on my oil and acrylic paintings and designs for cards and gifts

Anne Wood ©️ 2021