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 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 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.






Below is a painting in the Lincolnshire Artists' Society Spring Show...


This one can be viewed in four aspects.

Oils on 20 x 24 inch canvas.  

(Currently on display at Doddington Hall Gallery, Nr. Lincoln)





New work in the Studio...


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









'The day after'

Subtle hues and shades of time and place.

Oils and cold wax medium on 20 x 20 inch canvas 




This reminds me of the East Coast at ebb tide.


Oils and cold wax medium on 16 x 16 inch canvas in a wood float frame.



'Timing of things'

Sun, sea and sand on the East Coast Marshes


Oils and cold wax medium on 16 x 16 inch canvas in a wood float frame 


'Great Expectations'


Bursting with life, a little picture with personality 


Oils and cold wax medium on 12 x 12 inch cradled panel 





'Sea of the Grass'


Reminiscent of Lincolnshire Coastal Marshes


Oils and cold wax medium

on 12 x 12 inch canvas 






I write a blog about my work so if you are interested in my painting story, just click on the picture below.


Copyright on my oil paintings and designs for cards and gifts

Anne Wood ©️ 2021