Wanda Choate

b. 1958

Wanda Choate did not discover her talent for painting until the she was 30 years of age. Compelled by the discovery of Andrew Wyeth’s paintings, she was consumed with the idea that she could achieve a likeness to his works. Encouraged by a mentor to travel to Europe for a painting workshop, she hasn’t stopped painting since. Her early years of farm life give her paintings a magical and imaginative quality.

Wanda Choate has exhibited in many shows and received top honors, including Oil Painters of America Awards of Excellence in 2006, 2007, 2008 and Best of Show in the Central South. She is a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America, and American Woman artists. Oil Painters of America’s primary mission is to preserve and promote excellence in representational art by drawing attention to the lasting value of color, composition and appreciation of light. 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. Choate’s studio was featured in the October 2011 issue of Southwest Art. Wanda Choate is currently is represented by Bennett Galleries of Nashville, TN and Whistle Pik Galleries in Fredericksberg, Texas.