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, Beda 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.
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.