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Artist Cory Wright


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Biography


As it's been told to me by my grandmother, herself a sculptor, when I was 4 years old she asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up and I responded without hesitation, "An artist, like you!" as if there was ever any doubt?!  Throughout my childhood, growing up in Knoxville, Tennessee, I loved to draw and paint. By the age of 15 I had started applying my paints to the surface of walls and before long I was painting professionally, working with interior designers, builders, and home owners, creating large-scale murals and custom faux finishes. Upon graduating high school, I was accepted to the Rhode Island School of Design where I earned my BFA in Painting in 1998. During that time I also had the unique opportunity to study in Rome, Italy through the school's European Honors Program, which proved an invaluable 9 months of study, artistic freedom and constructive criticism from other artists.
 
Following college I married my husband, John, and we moved to Kansas City, Missouri where for the next 5 years I established a successful trompe l'oeil (French term meaning "to fool the eye") mural career which would span the next 2 decades. We enjoyed a brief time in Stillwater, Minnesota before relocating to Florida in 2004 and starting a family.  In 2011, after attending an intensive 10 day plein air oil painting workshop in Italy, a passion for painting the landscape outdoors began to grow and take hold of me. As much as I had loved making other peoples' artistic visions a reality on their walls for so many years, I was feeling a strong desire to seek out and paint that which inspires me most. 
 
Continuing my studies locally with a variety of noted plein air painters and teachers, I soon started entering and winning [...]

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