WILDBANK IN HAMPTONS: Opening Reception August 13th Saturday 5-8 pm

August 9, 2011
Making Waves Solo Exhibit

Wildbank Exhibit in Hamptons

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 wildbank@wildbank.com

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EARTH DAY April 22

April 23, 2009

earth dayEarth tugging at the soles of our feet since day of birth deserves a birthday treat! I created a few pages in appreciation commemorating Earth Day April 22.

APRIL FOOLS DAY TREAT!

April 1, 2009

 

"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

February 8, 2009

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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!

Join Wildbank in Facebook

January 31, 2009

Charles Wildbank's Facebook profile

Meeting of Art Worlds

January 30, 2009
Wildbank at Tibet House gallery with one of Dorzhiev's representatives from Moscow

Wildbank at Tibet House gallery with one of Dorzhiev's representatives from Moscow

Three stars shone last night in Manhattan: Siberian artist, Zorikto Dorzhiev; and two contemporary American artists, Clifford Smith and Eileen Hickey-Hulme!

Robert Thurman listens to Siberian artist Zorikto Dorzhiev and interpreter in front of Zorikto's Mongolian scenes in oil

Robert Thurman listens to Siberian artist Zorikto Dorzhiev and interpreter in front of Zorikto's Mongolian scenes in oil

The air at Tibet House was charged with excitement and curiosity as tall fashion models did their walk in Zorikto’s hyperbolic fashion selections among admiring crowds.

Siberian bronze sculptures by Zorikto Dorzhiev

Siberian bronze sculptures by Zorikto Dorzhiev

Exhibit turned out to be an exotic experience. We made introductions among art circles of  Gallery Khankhalaev of Moscow and New York, this sort of event one could only dream of during the Cuban missle crisis of the ’60’s. May world peace reign strong throughout! Photography by Charles Wildbank

Could this be the new Mona Lisa?

Zorikto Dorzhiev: Could this be the new Mona Lisa?

Further uptown, we beamed up at Spanierman-Modern Gallery where we attend another opening reception in honor of artist Clifford Smith

Clifford Smith at his opening reception in front of his oil painting "Vertical Cumulus Cloud"

Clifford Smith at his opening reception in front of his oil painting "Vertical Cumulus Cloud"

Tall-standing artist Clifford Smith was easy to single out in the mobbed crowd at Spanierman-Modern gallery last night. Clifford could not agree more with my comment that the sea is a wonderful means of expression being the surface of our emotions.

"Green/Blue Ocean" oil on canvas by Clifford Smith

"Green/Blue Ocean" oil on canvas by Clifford Smith

We are greeted by vivacious Long Island artist Eileen Hickey-Hulme who had us convinced there are no bounds to what media an artist can choose! Armed with nail polish, lipstick, eye shadow and various other unconventional media, artist Eileen Hickey-Hulme creates her pearlescent, abstract images often juxtaposing images of power with those of fragility.

Bang Bang Artist Eileen Hickey-Hulme and American Yogini Mary McGuire-Wien at Spanierman-Modern

Bang Bang Artist Eileen Hickey-Hulme and American Yogini Mary McGuire-Wien at Spanierman-Modern

Mary and I noticed the highly charged spirit in the air as we concluded our big evening in the town. Colors are cheerful in tandem to our new presidency. There is definitely hope and fulfillment in the air. We returned home to our Long Island retreat back to our studios (art and yoga studios) feeling truly refreshed.

"Blue Surrender with Pistol" by Eileen Hickey-Hulmes

"Blue Surrender with Pistol" by Eileen Hickey-Hulmes

Christie’s New York Auction Benefit for Tibet House 12/01/08

December 2, 2008

 

Golden Buddha created and donated by Charles Wildbank

"Golden Buddha" created and donated by Charles Wildbank

It has been a greatly packed evening at Christie’s in Rockefeller Plaza, New York with great artworks, jewels, exotic travel getaways, lunch with Robert and daughter Uma Thurman up for auction to benefit Tibet House’s much needed community programs. Mary McGuire and I’ve had the honor of meeting the hosts and friends: Robert Thurman author of Tibetan Book of the Dead, his daughter Actress Uma Thurman, International Fashion Model Petra Namcova, Debbie Misajon of Amankora Resorts, Brent Olson of Geographic Expeditions, Sergio Francescon of Jacques Carcanagues Gallery, Artist Romio Shrestha of Celestial Gallery, Marie Siefring of Avedis Venetian Plaster, Interior Designer Debra Geller, and Artist Guy Stanley Philoche.  Also attended were Fashion Designer Donna Karan, Chef Eric Ripert, Celebrity Photographer Patrick McMullan. I’ve created a page covering this event. Visitors are welcome to send more photos to this page by sending email to Charles Wildbank at wildbank@wildbank.com 

Charles Wildbank and Tibet House Co-Founder/Author Robert Thurman
Charles Wildbank and Tibet House Co-Founder/Author Robert Thurman

The Value of Art: the art of value

November 17, 2008
Adam Katz, Owner of Talon Air, at cockpit of his Gulfstream

Adam Katz, Owner of Talon Air, at cockpit of his Gulfstream

Who would have adequately estimated the value of a Van Gogh painting at the moment of its creation, save alone the artist himself?  Most likely the artist has painted humbly from his indefinable soul and as a counterpart, a new patron would emerge mutually recognizing this greater vision expressed through the work of art.

Adam Katz is one of my patrons. Owner of Talon Air and Sea Charter from Long Island, Adam supports value and it runs across the board in every aspect of living. It is an exchange of both worlds, the artist and patron relationship, but in terms of the broader vision of serving others at large. Adam’s vision is to enhance the businessman’s travel needs incorporating them into a seamless experience. Art can only lend to the tone and ambience of the headquarters, resonating its positive energy among all concerned who enter.

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It happened that because my photography expertise came handy, my images of his entire air and sea fleet created through large format giclee printing technology now adorn his corporation walls as well as some of my original oils as shown here.

Apres Golf, painting in oil, 60" X 84"

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The art throughout would perpetuate this inherent enduring value as tokens of a lifelong friendship. Though usually understood as being priceless, many would agree that art itself appreciates and continues to remain appreciated.

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Article and photographs, courtesy of Artist Charles Wildbank

Wildbank at Mieko Yuki’s exhibit at Ippodo Gallery

November 17, 2008
Wildbank with BA KA SU by Mieko Yuki     Wildbank with BA KA SU by Mieko Yuki

On a wet Saturday afternoon, Mary and I took a tour of Chelsea’s galleries and stumbled upon the unusual ceramic masks and sculpture by Japan artist Mieko Yuki.  Also included in the exhibit are masks to the theme of the Ningyo Shimai Theatre performing this month in New York. The themes are rich in parables dating back to the Edo era.  As many cups of tea or sakes a day consumed by me are worn by this intriquing sculpture BA KA SU which is translated as “to bewitch” or “to change identities”. Here I was very warmly welcomed by Mieko and her crowd. The receptive atmosphere of the Ippodo Gallery brings forth fond memories of the tenderness I experienced in my travels to Japan. 

Doll Sisters Kazuko Yoshiyuki and Mieko Yuki with Charles Wildbank

Doll Sisters Kazuko Yoshiyuki and Mieko Yuki with Charles Wildbank

You have to experience the hospitality among the diverse people that I have in Japan as well as in New York in the Ippodo Gallery, and not to mention the unusual and delicious hors d’ouerves, of course, in the Japan style!

I’ve included a photo taken of me in Mount Koya at a monastery not too long ago to give you the idea of my passion for Japan. 🙂

Photographs and article, courtesy of Artist Charles Wildbank

Younger Wildbank at Koyasan, Wakayama Prefecture

Younger Wildbank at Koyasan, Wakayama Prefecture

This month’s issue of Westchester Cottage & Garden

November 11, 2008
Westchester Cottage & Garden November 2008 

 

Westchester Cottage & Garden November 2008

Wildbank’s large canvas “Cool Wave” is featured in this month’s issue of Westchester Cottage & Garden. Breathtaking color schemes have been collaborated with interior architect genius, Debra Geller, throughout the large home in Armonk, New York. First level is rich in aquamarines, peacock, sea foam, asparagus and citrons. Result is a vibrating resonance reflected from the art to the heart.

"Cool Wave" art by Charles Wildbank