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Val Wright is primarily a plein air painter, captivated by the movement and repetition found in nature. To best capture the transient atmosphere of the natural world, Wright most often paints on location or from sketches she makes while outdoors.


She received her education at the Memphis College of Art and the American Academy of Art in Chicago. She has studied with Irving Shapiro and Milford Zornes.


Wright is a member of the Watercolor USA Honor Society and a signature member of the following.


Her work is autobiographical.  It is not about the subject matter but the abstract qualities of design.  Her paintings are included in several publications:

The Artistic Touch Volumes 4, 5 & 6 Creative Art Press

The Best of America Watermedia 1&2 Kennedy Publishing

The Art & Artisans of the Ozarks Whitehall Publishing

International Dictionary of Artists World Wide Art Books


From Watercolor USA  Review


The exhibit also features stunningly rendered scenes of

nature. such as Val Wright’s Cattails .  The plant’s

strap like leaves both fan out vertically and bend, forming

an ogival arch. this complex design reflected in the gray-

green water below.  With neither a horizon line nor sky,

the image attains an oneiric dimension, not of the waking



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