Annie Wildey

Annie is a British painter and print-maker. She moved to New York City in 1989 and worked at the British Consulate. Art remained a part of her life during those years, but in 2006 she began a full-time job, with art at the very center. She enrolled in an MFA program at the New York Academy of Art, where the instruction allowed her the creative freedom to develop her skills and artistic voice. This proved to be a fruitful time, bringing with it several awards including a Post-graduate Fellowship, Prince of Wales Scholarships, and travel awards to Normandy, France and St Barts, in the French West Indies.

After the Fellowship, Annie left New York for the East End of Long Island and spent two wonderful years in the quiet hamlet of Orient, as Artist-in-Residence at the William Steeple Davis House. It was here that Annie met and became a studio assistant to Master Print-Maker, Dan Welden, and continues to assist him at workshops in the North East, including Haystack School of Crafts in Maine, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and Montserrat College of Fine Arts. In 2011 Annie left the East End of LI and moved to Mystic CT, where she maintains a studio at The Velvet Mill, in Stonington, CT.

Annie’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, venues include: The National Museum of China; The Mall Galleries, London, UK; The Heckscher Museum, NY, and The University of Connecticut. Her work is included in The Drawing Center’s Viewing Program and can also be found in the book: Drawing Space, Form and Expression by Enstice, Wayne and Melody Peters.