Beau Wild Gallery Talk

09/08/2023 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM ET


Artist Talk/Demo


  • Free


OMAM (78 E. Granada Blvd)


Please join Beau Wild for a free gallery talk at 1:00 p.m. Friday, 9/8, in OMAM's main galleries. Her café pieces will be the focus of the 30-minute talk. Seats will not be set up for this program, as attendees will move through the exhibit space with the artist as each piece is discussed.

Beau loves to sit in the cafés. Decoding the body language of the crowd — who is sitting with whom, do they make eye contact, are their heads turned, do they lean in to listen or stretch out to look around the cafĂ© — all these non-verbal languages allow her to feel these strong and varied relationships and a story begins to unfold.

“As long as I remember, I was an observer and now an eyewitness. Why do people do what they do? What motivates their actions and reactions, what makes us all “tick”? Body language says so much more than words.”

Many café paintings, going back to 1988, are included in her retrospective exhibit, “Observation Stories: The Wild Years,” currently on display at OMAM through October 15. 

This talk is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged.


A native Floridian, Beau Wild was educated in occupational therapy at Tufts University and in painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, both in Boston. Dual roles as therapist and painter spanned decades and each enhanced the success of the other. She returned to her childhood hometown of Daytona Beach in 1983 after 22 years in New England. Since then, Beau has shown work in art festivals, competitions, and museums across the nation and the world. In 2015, she was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award during a competition in Cincinnati, Ohio. Today, Wild paints daily in her studio on Rose Bay in Port Orange, Florida.