Annie Wildey received a Bachelor of fine art from Kingston School of Art in the UK. After graduating, she moved to the USA and was a long-time resident of New York city where she worked for many years at the British Consulate-General. Deciding on a career shift, she studied for an MFA at the New York Academy of Art where she was awarded a post graduate fellowship. She has received numerous awards and residencies and taught workshops with master printmaker Dan Welden in the New England area. At the beginning of 2020, Annie moved to Westerly and in partnership with Michael Fanelli, they opened Air Studio Gallery in December 2022. 

Annie has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Commercial galleries and venues which include: The National Museum of China: The Mall Galleries, London, UK; The Heckscher Museum, NY, Southampton Art Center, NY and The University of Connecticut. 

A painter first and printmaker second, Annie explores moments of beauty, wonder and awe in the coastal landscape. In the studio, she interprets the smells, sounds, feelings, and energy of the elements in her medium of choice. Her process is fluid, moving between freedom and control, as she pushes and pulls paint around to translate her emotional experience of a subject in motion

“Inspired by the landscape,  I aim to interpret the smells, sounds, feelings, and energy of a place through direct and gestural strokes, that celebrates the accidental mark.”