Event Details

"Mostly From My Collection"
by Jonathan Wilde

Friday, April 7, 2017 through Friday, June 9, 2017
Wellington & Muranyi Galleries


For over 45 years Wisconsin artist Jonathan Wilde has been capturing the landscape and wildlife of his homeland of south-central Wisconsin with paint.

This nationally acclaimed realistic painter has been described as one of Wisconsin's best landscape and wildlife artists.  He is the son of Jon Wilde, a nationally recognized artist.

Because of being raised by an artistic, outdoorsman father who brought his young son on adventures in and around his hometown of Evansville, Wilde’s oil paintings are a keen observation of the natural world.  Throughout his career, he has shared his connection with the wooded hills and river valleys of the northern United States, as well as the pastoral landscapes of the Midwest.  Many of Wilde’s works are created in plein aire, which allows him to capture the essence of time and place within the landscape.

With so many variations in season, weather, and time of day, Wilde feels he is never at a loss to find stimulating places to paint. He lives just 15 miles from his boyhood home and a majority of the pieces he has painted (he averages about 30 per year) have been inspired by the land and wildlife directly surrounding him.

Friday, April 7, 2017
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Gallery Talk: 5:30 pm

Gallery exhibitions and opening receptions are free and open to the public.

This exhibit has been made possible by MAC Corporate Underwriter: Colony Brands, Inc., and Season Media Underwriters Monroe Publishing, LLC and Big Radio, with additional support from Michael & Shelley Muranyi, Paul & Sue Barrett, Kevin & Chris Callahan, and Lee & Chris Knuteson.