Beau Wild


Artwork by Beau Wild features stunning abstract designs with large brushstrokes and vibrant coastal color schemes.

Biography:

A NATIVE FLORIDIAN, BEAU WILD WAS EDUCATED IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AT TUFTS UNIVERSITY AND IN PAINTING AT THE MUSEUM SCHOOL / MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOTH IN BOSTON.  BEAU RETURNED TO THE CHILDHOOD HOMETOWN OF DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA IN 1983 AFTER 22 YEARS IN NEW ENGLAND.   SINCE THEN, BEAU HAS SHOWN WORK IN NATIONWIDE ART FESTIVALS, COMPETITIONS AND MUSEUMS INCLUDING THE MUSEUM OF FLORIDA ART, FLORIDA MUSEUM FOR WOMEN ARTISTS, MELBOURNE'S FOOSANER ART MUSEUM,  ORMOND MEMORIAL ART MUSEUM, TAMPA'S MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY AND THE LEEPA-RATTNER MUSEUM OF ART AT ST. PETERSBURG COLLEGE.

         WILD HAS WON A VARIETY OF AWARDS, INCLUDING "BEST IN SHOW" IN COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS AND HAS PARTICIPATED IN BOTH SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS REGIONALLY AND NATIONALLY.  WILD WAS AWARDED THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN 2015 DURING A NATIONAL COMPETITION IN CINCINNATI, OHIO.   

TODAY, WILD PAINTS DAILY IN HER STUDIO ON ROSE BAY IN PORT ORANGE, FLORIDA.

Artist Statement:

"As early as I can remember, I was an observer. Several questions intrigued me then and continue to intrigue me now – Why do people do what they do? What motivates their actions and reactions? What makes people 'tick'? Whether it is an elderly woman's feeling of isolation, the outsider's anxiety when courting a new friend, the conflicting joy and sadness of the surrogate mother, the unforgotten lives of those who have passed, these deeply empathetic connections are sensitive glimpses. While I assume the objective position of the observer, these glimpses open a small window through which I also look inside my own emotional life."