A native Floridian, Beau Wild was educated in occupational therapy at Tufts university and in painting at the museum school / museum of fine arts, both in boston.  Dual roles as therapist and painter spanned decades and each enhanced the success of the other.  Beau returned to the childhood hometown of daytona beach, florida in 1983 after 22 years in new england.   since then, beau has shown work in nationwide art festivals, competitions and museums including the museum of florida art, florida museum for women artists, melbourne's foosaner art museum,  Ormond memorial art museum, tampa's museum of science and industry and the leepa-rattner museum of art at st. petersburg college.  work was included in an international exhibition in Barry, vale of glamorgan, wales UK. (2014)

           wild has won a variety of awards, including "best in show" in competitive exhibits and has participated in both solo and group exhibitions regionally and nationally.  Twice accepted into the Witness to creativity installation exhibits sponsored by the Florida museum for women artists, wild's 2010 piece titled friends dealt with the changing nature of friendships over time and the 2012 piece titled temporal passages revealed her painting process through time lapse photography.    Wild was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award in 2015 during a national competition in Cincinnati, Ohio.   

            Today, wild paints daily in her studio on rose bay in port orange, Florida.   "a painter of great curiosity and tenacity, beau wild has for 30 years, explored figurative painting --  the bond between the painter and the subject, the subject alone or in groups , even the artist's own relationship with herself.   the studio on rose bay with its breathtaking waterscape views would tempt any painter of nature, yet this artist's attention throughout decades of exploration, remains on what is simply called "the figure".  Acutely aware that this artist is, in fact, presenting more than this implies, it is the painter of the interior, the personal, the intimate.  (paraphrased from the essay by Fran Gardner, university of south Carolina Lancaster in beau wild:  between the seen & the unseen. (2014)


       artist statement

As early as I can remember I was an observer.  Several questions intrigued me then and continue to intrigue me now -- why people do what they do? what motivates their actions and reactions? what makes us all "tick"?  whether it is an elderly woman's feeling of isolation, the outsider's anxiety when courting a new friend, the conflicting joy and sadness of the surrogate mother, the unforgotten lives of those who have passed, these deeply empathic connections are sensitive glimpses.  While i assume the objective position of the observer, these glimpses open a small window through which i also look inside my own emotional life.                                       

                                                                                             Beau Wild


Recent selective awards

2018   First Place, "Intimidation", annual members, artists' workshop.  Judge Louise Freshman Brown . 

2016   Ru Israels Award, Florida Artists Group , Judge Katherine chang liu

2015   Lifetime achievement award for woman artist, 25th annual art comes alive.

2015   Best In Show,  "Forms Of Freedom", judge Kandy lopez

2015   Second Place, 29th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibition

2015   first place. beaux arts 54

2014   best in show, beaux arts


recent Museum exhibitions

2018 Museum of Arts & Sciences, Daytona Beach, Fl "Existential Journeys: Selections from Beaux Arts of Central Florida

2918 Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University, Fl3cht3r Exhibition: Heartsore statement on travesty of separating immigrant families at our southwest border.

2015   Leepa-Rattner Museum of art /st. petersburg college

2014   Ormond Memorial art museum Between dreams & reality

2012   Florida museum for women artists "Witness to creativity" Temporal Passages

2010   Florida museum for women artists "witness to creativity"  friends.



professional artist magazine (April/may 2016). artist spotlight: beau wild florida artist depicts emotion and mystery in impressionistic paintings.

woven tale press (april 2016). "drawing gestural information. beau wild

Beau Wild: Between the Seen & the unseen, (2014) Fran Gardner, University of South Carolina Lancaster. celebrating 30 years of figurative painting,  This book may be purchased from Hidden Bay Studio, from blurb and from amazon.

Art Galleries & Artists of the South (2013 & 2014)

In-room concierge (2012-2013) cover & interior paintings.


YouTube installation at the florida museum for women artists in 2012
Temporal Passages" reveals her painting process through time lapse photography.


cover art

Flager Magazine (March/april 2017), New Smyrna magazine (July/august, November/december 2016), Flager Magazine (May/June 2016), Deland magazine (July/august 2018) (July/August 2016) & (May/june 2016), halifax magazine (january/february 2015), ormond magazine (july/august 2011),


on view magazine (2010) "coke cola"


the florida national (1992), Florida state university gallery & museum



private and corporate collections

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, FL

Museum Of Arts & Sciences, Daytona Beach, Fl

Universal Studios, Office of the director, Universal City, Ca

Embry-riddle Aeronautical university, office of the chancellor, daytona beach, fl

Florida hospital, new smyrna beach, fl