Artist Jenny McKinnon Wright

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Jenny McKinnon Wright is an award-winning artist who believes that working in plein air allows her to “capture the emotion that only painting in that location can offer.”
For those who have her work, Wright’s sense of color shines through. Although she is personally enlivened by the locations she paints, those places can become the viewer’s own experience.Wright’s paintings can be seen in Sunset River Marketplace Gallery in Calabash, NC, in select locations in the region, and in private collections.
“Something captures my eye---the light, the lines, the colors that I actually see. If the light on an old building is glowing in the late afternoon, I might underpaint the scene in a warm red. Later, that underpainting will shine through and give the painting the glow that captured me earlier.”
A plein air painter who works primarily in oil, Wright’s formal art training began at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, and continued with graduate work in Atlanta at Georgia State University. She has taught art in the North Carolina and Georgia school systems and instructs private students. Inspired as a student by the Impressionists, Wright continues to study with recognized plein air painters.

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