Overview

Amy Wright’s paintings are packed full of botanical tang. As a painter of ample and overgrown gardens, it is unsurprising that for Amy everything begins and ends with flowers. The marriage of close observation and well honed graphic skills, needed for botanical illustration, with looser observational drawing focussing on texture, colour and collage inform her decorative approach to painting.

In the paintings of Australian artist Amy Wright the viewers eye is constantly moving about the picture plain – moving from one succulent patch of foliage to another, hovering, unable to find a resting place –  we are left in suspension. Her colour palette is predominately warm, bringing to mind the flushed putty colours of the Bloomsbury Group painters Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant.

 

Pattern as form epitomises Wright’s paintings (see Mountain of Mysticism) They are resemblant of the post impressionist paintings of Edouard Vuillard, who was influenced by Hokusai and the flat pictorial space of Japanese woodblock printing. With Amy’s love of fractured textile surfaces her paintings are jig-saws – baroque landscapes of earthly delights.

Works
  • Amy Wright, The blues and the emeralds stayed close, 2020
    Amy Wright
    The blues and the emeralds stayed close, 2020
    Oil paint, acrylic, charcoal, graphite and Gesso
    80 x 80 cm
    Amy Wright, The blues and the emeralds stayed close, 2020
    Sold
  • Amy Wright, At Dusk Everything Is Bathed In A Mauve Glow, 2020
    Amy Wright
    At Dusk Everything Is Bathed In A Mauve Glow, 2020
    Oil paint, acrylic, charcoal, graphite and Gesso
    80 x 62 cm
    Amy Wright, At Dusk Everything Is Bathed In A Mauve Glow, 2020
    £ 1,700.00
  • Amy Wright, Jungle & Weeds, 2020
    Amy Wright
    Jungle & Weeds, 2020
    Acrylic, charcoal and prismacolour pencil ‘Stonehenge’ printmaking paper
    76 x 60 cm
    Amy Wright, Jungle & Weeds, 2020
    £ 420.00
  • Amy Wright, Paradise Garden, 2020
    Amy Wright
    Paradise Garden, 2020
    Acrylic, charcoal and prismacolour pencil ‘Stonehenge’ printmaking paper
    76 x 60 cm
    Amy Wright, Paradise Garden, 2020
    £ 420.00
  • Amy Wright, Paradise Garden II, 2020
    Amy Wright
    Paradise Garden II, 2020
    Acrylic, charcoal and prismacolour pencil ‘Stonehenge’ printmaking paper
    76 x 60 cm
    Amy Wright, Paradise Garden II, 2020
    Sold
  • Amy Wright, Spring Time Trumpeted Through, 2020
    Amy Wright
    Spring Time Trumpeted Through, 2020
    Oil paint, acrylic, charcoal, graphite and Gesso
    120 x 120 cm
    Amy Wright, Spring Time Trumpeted Through, 2020
    £ 3,400.00
  • Amy Wright, The Divide To Neverland, 2020
    Amy Wright
    The Divide To Neverland, 2020
    Oil paint, acrylic, charcoal, graphite and Gesso
    120 x 120 cm
    Amy Wright, The Divide To Neverland, 2020
    Sold
  • Amy Wright, The flowers are pressed so close their leave a mark, 2020
    Amy Wright
    The flowers are pressed so close their leave a mark, 2020
    Oil paint, acrylic, charcoal, graphite and Gesso
    80 x 45 cm
    Amy Wright, The flowers are pressed so close their leave a mark, 2020
    £ 1,250.00
  • Amy Wright, The Mountain of Mysticism , 2020
    Amy Wright
    The Mountain of Mysticism , 2020
    Oil paint, acrylic, charcoal, graphite and Gesso
    180 x 200 cm
  • Amy Wright, The Night All Was Aglow, 2020
    Amy Wright
    The Night All Was Aglow, 2020
    Oil paint, acrylic, charcoal, graphite and Gesso
    80 x 62 cm
    Amy Wright, The Night All Was Aglow, 2020
    £ 1,700.00
  • Amy Wright, The Trail Looking South, 2020
    Amy Wright
    The Trail Looking South, 2020
    Oil paint, acrylic, charcoal, graphite and Gesso
    180 x 200 cm
    Amy Wright, The Trail Looking South, 2020
    £ 4,900.00
  • Amy Wright, Walls Held Secrets, The Vessel Held The Sacred, 2020
    Amy Wright
    Walls Held Secrets, The Vessel Held The Sacred, 2020
    Oil paint, acrylic, charcoal, graphite and Gesso
    120 x 120 cm
  • Amy Wright, We Are Masked By Shadows, 2020
    Amy Wright
    We Are Masked By Shadows, 2020
    Oil paint, acrylic, charcoal, graphite and Gesso
    80 x 80 cm
    Amy Wright, We Are Masked By Shadows, 2020
    £ 2,000.00
Installation shots