Wanda Choate

I remember sitting in a chair in the corner of my bedroom. I can remember the way the light fell on the top of my head and over my shoulder. In my lap was a slim, cheap book on impressionism from the library. The book was opened to a beautiful young girl. I have no clue who the artist was. Tears straming down my cheeks, I asked God, who I hadn't known for long, to create something that beautiful in my life.

I was 30 years old, with 2 little boys and had never seen a museum, a set of oil paints, or a real painting. Oh! The places I've been, the people I've met, the galleries and shows and museums and costumes and props and the tears and rejection, the awards and rewards.

That one prayer...What a magical journey. My home is filled with souvenirs and trophies and paintings and drawings from greart artists, Oh and my studio, so much more.....

Help me see beauty like you do. Thank you Jesus.

 

Bio

Wanda Choate has exhibited in many shows and received top honors, including OPA Awards of Excellence in 06 ,07, 08, Best of Show in the Central South. She is a Signature Memeber of the Oil Painters of America, and American Woman artists. Most recently she was named Best in Show with her painting "Magdelen" in the American Women Artist Show in Easton, Maryland. She continues to create still-life, figurative and landscape works from her studio in Springfield, Tennessee.

"Nightingale"

oil on panel

17" x 22"

"Emily's Laundry"

oil on panel

30" x 15"

"Mandolin"

oil on panel

9 3/4" x 20"

"Silver Buttons"

oil on panel

10 3/4" x 17"

"Amish Laundry III"

oil on canvas

36" x 36"

"Possession"

oil on canvas

18" x 22.5"

 

 

"Husk"

oil on canvas

27 3/4" x 30"

"The Divide"

oil on panel

 48" x 36 "

"June"

oil on canvas

30" x 40"

"Silly Goose"

oil on canvas

30" x 40"

Bennett Gallery

2104 Crestmoor Rd

Nashville TN 37215

615-297-3201