After decades of creating art for private and corporate collections out of his Jamesport Long Island studio, artist Charles Wildbank has shifted toward a greater exposure of his art into public spaces. These spaces range from hotel, corporate or hospital lobbies, yoga and fitness studios, restaurants, conference rooms, atriums, parks, cultural centers, terminals, and real estate stagings whichever can accommodate the large scale he offers. He hopes to accommodate large cities outside New York such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, DC, and Miami over the next few years.
Recent painting by Charles Wildbank is a commission for a collector in the Florida Keys. This canine painting “Best Friends” posed a challenge in that it depicts a pair of English Setters, one of which has long been deceased. It is a comfort that the two are reunited on canvas reminiscing of their glorious days together.
The scope of artist Charles Wildbank’s art commissions is never confined within any one genre. He has painted murals for the Queen Mary 2, portraits of celebrities, surreal seascapes, portraits, florals, still life and classical automobiles. His art can be viewed at his latest webpage http://wildbankfineart.com
Recently, a small treasure has resurfaced since the family moved out of their big Long Island home, The John Philip Sousa House in Sands Point. It is a miniature needlepoint portraying Charles Wildbank’s parents which Charles painted onto a needlepoint grid from a snapshot taken in the Bahamas during the 1960’s.
Though small this needlepoint turned out, the features have managed to make it past the confining limitations of needlepoint to a pleasing result showing its perplexing pre-digital pixelation. Hardly did Wildbank realize until later during the 1990’s that he would be artistically involved in the digital age in his now digital painting through Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter.
Wildbank continues his portrait work to this day. He hopes to have a large exhibition of his super portraits this summer 2012. Please visit his latest webpages at http://wildbankfineart.com
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:
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.
Watch Wildbank on YouTube as he answers question on Art: Should Art reflect decay of our society? Questions were culled from fans in facebook for this new Art series keeping art collectors informed on the artist’s vision. He compares his points with those of 17th century artist Francisco Goya on the horrors of war. Post your questions on Wildbank’s facebook wall here.
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.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
The Laurel Group at Baywoods
910 Montauk Highway, Watermill NY 11976
The Laurel Group at Baywoods presents paintings and murals by critically accaimed artist, Charles Wildbank. Special Art Series “HADO: Waves of Consciousness” is being showcased from August 2-August 25th. Opening Artist Reception on Saturday, AUGUST 13th from 5-8PM at The Laurel Group at Baywoods. Wine and Lite Fare will be served.
The Laurel Group specializes in sophisticated residential and commercial landscape projects in locations such as Long Island’s Gold Coast, the Hamptons, Fairfield and Westchester Counties. Founded in 1993, the firm continues to build upon a reputation of excellence centered on impeccable design and unbeatable service.
Wildbank features some of his large marine murals and his newest work. It will be broadcast as LIVE youtube and twitter video event this Satuday in the Hamptons! For RSVP please contact email@example.com
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.
Here is a sampling of menu for Jedediah’s
5 course menu
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
Enjoy your Valentine’s weekend!