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Artist Peggy Wright


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Biography


 
Playing with color and texture is my passion. I work to create a tactile surface that invites the viewer to look more closely.Over the years, I have taken many classes in drawing, painting, and printing and and also completed most of a degree in design. Growing up in suburban Wilmington, Delaware, I was always drawn to art, although I had no mentors in my family. My schooling also offered little in the way of support for making art. While my father was a fabulous gardener and a woodworker, practicality, not creativity, was the most cherished virtue in my family. Art was not practical. As a result, my education included a Master’s in Business Administration, which I view as evidence that the practical had taken deep root. Work was just a way to pay the bills for many years so that I could go home and create. I was never engaged in my paid work until I became a writer and editor in about 1996.My dad did feed my love of nature. I moved to St. Paul, Minnesota in 1974 and immediately sought out outdoor adventures. In my 20s and 30s, I spent a lot of time outdoors on weekends and in the evenings, interacting with nature. I canoed many times in the Boundary Waters in northern Minnesota, actually guiding some of the trips, and skied cross country in Minnesota and Wisconsin. I also backpacked in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and the Wind River Range of Wyoming, hiked locally in Minnesota, and biked some. Nature became the inspiration for my art. When I observe nature, I find extravagant pattern and captivating detail. Interaction with the natural world in my art provides a refuge from the discordant notes in my daily life. A relationship with nature inherently incorporates the transformative experience and a [...]

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