New portfolio format has a built in dimension information (size) and detail (zoom) navigation links for each painting. Viewers will have improved ease of visualising a particular painting in its architectural interior surroundings. Also enclosed at bottom of portfolio page is a link for a complimentary e-brochure containing more information about artist Charles Wildbank. Many of the listed artworks are current and available to art collectors direct from Wildbank Studios in the wine country of eastern Long Island’s North Fork.
Wildbank unveils his “Golden Wave” painting at The Laurel Group at Baywoods in Watermill. Interior designer Martin Ross spoke praises on painting “The Recital” of a surreal piano swept away at sea plus “The Buddha” shown.
The highlight of exhibition, “The Wave” painting, has been enlarged in Wildbank’s studio into a new triptych this year by adding a pair of panels on each side, adding up to 14 feet length. It was a grand evening so professionally hosted by Mr. and Mrs. McAteer of The Laurel Group and catered by Sen restaurant of Sag Harbor serving delectable sushi and fine wine.
Wildbank’s new SWEET LIFE SERIES paintings fresh off the easel will be on exhibit at Ocean Reef Club Cultural Center in Florida April 13-16, 2009. Featured is “Megabyte” a large canvas painting 57″ X 57″, not for the fainthearted, one of Wildbank’s assorted favorite culinary wonders for lunch today. It represents abundance or at worst, an idealism in excess where the word “enough” is a grey area, asking for a quick meltdown. All yours for the feasting on April Fools Day directly from your monitor screen: delicious white chocolate, blueberry cream, peppermint, vanilla, raspberry, strawberry gelato topped in a rich multi-berry sauce with biscotti and “thin” wafers staked for claim by a Tiffany sterling silver spoon as marker. Happy April Fools Day (dish was actually never consumed but the painting is real though)!
One of Jedediah Hawkins Inn’s owners, Lia Polites welcomed Mary McGuire and myself for a pre-Valentine dinner to celebrate the hanging of my floral and still life art. Within a short walk from our South Jamesport residence, this newly renovated Victorian mansion shone brightly this frigid starry night as we delighted in the culinary ambiance worthy of palate and palette.
The house, restored by Jeff Hallock, descendent of original settlers, was built in 1863, in the rich tradition of the past while indulging in the ecclecticism of the 21st century.
Shared Tapas Plate
Carpaccio of beef
Oven roasted peppers
Baked local oysters
Purses of lobster,black truffle
Salt crusted filet mignon
A trio of desserts
Honey ice cream
$65 includes a glass of champagne and roses for the ladies