Wildbank Summer of 2011 in the Hamptons

Mary McGuire interprets "Golden Wave" painting

Host Audrey Johnson and Mary McGuire Wien offers their interpretation on Wildbank’s Art at his public event during August 2011 in Bridgehampton at the Laurel Group of Baywoods. Interview is concluded by our caterer “Sen” of Sag Harbor in front of Wildbank’s “Wave” triptych mural.

Audrey Johnson’s news coverage is in three parts:

Artist Charles Wildbank

How to have fun while you paint

Golden Wave painting- Charles Wildbank

Wildbank launches new Art Portfolio site

"Golden Wave" painting in gold leaf by Wildbank

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.

Art Reception captured on video

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.



"Megabyte" painting by Charles Wildbank
"Megabyte" painting by Charles Wildbank

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)!

Wildbank art at Jedediah Hawkins Inn, Long Island

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.

Chef Matt Murphy goes over his menu specialties with owner Lia Polites and American Yogini, Mary McGuire
Chef Matt Murphy goes over his menu specialties with owner Lia Polites and American Yogini, Mary McGuire

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.

Still life paintings, "Figs" and "Apples" by Charles Wildbank in the main dining salon of Jedediah Hawkins Inn
Still life paintings, Figs and Apples by Charles Wildbank in the main dining salon of Jedediah Hawkins Inn

Here is a sampling of menu for Jedediah’s
Valentine Weekend

Lover’s Delight
5 course menu

Shared Tapas Plate
Salt cod
Carpaccio of beef
Oven roasted peppers
Roasted chorizo
Baked local oysters
Purses of lobster,black truffle
Salt crusted filet mignon
A trio of desserts
Chocolate flan
Chocolate strawberries
Honey ice cream

$65 includes a glass of champagne and roses for the ladies

Enjoy your Valentine’s weekend!