Wendy Bilas is a Charlotte, NC-based oil painter. She graduated with a BA from Duke and an MBA from Wake Forest’s Babcock School. Her formal art studies include training under nationally-acclaimed artist Andy Braitman. In 2007, she was named an Art with Heart Emerging Artist in North Carolina and has been honored in juried shows throughout the southeast.
Wendy’s love for the outdoors inspires landscapes in which she tries to capture the colors and light of nature as she sees it. While her subjects are always simple, she uses color, brushstrokes, and layering to create interest and complexity. Ultimately, it is the use of color that becomes the subject. Wendy draws inspiration from classic impressionists, but it is her own sense of composition that gives her paintings the soulfulness to which she aspires.
Wendy works out of her home studio where she lives with her husband, ESPN commentator Jay Bilas, and her two children.