"Part of the aim of art is to snatch a moment from the remorseless rush of time and to reveal that fragment to others."
Florida artist, Cory Wright, graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998 with a BFA degree in Painting. While there, she was accepted into the school's European Honors Program and afforded the unique opportunity to study for 9 months in Rome, Italy. Since then, in addition to being an art instructor and studio painter, she has had an accomplished career as a trompe l'oeil muralist for over 25 years. Wright's artistic journey began to change course, however, in 2011 when she took her first of two plein air (French for "out in the open air") workshops in Tuscany. This experience sparked a passion within her for painting the landscape outdoors that's been steadily growing ever since. She soon began participating in and winning awards at various Paint Outs throughout the state of Florida with her "painterly realism" style of work. Since 2013 she has been represented by The Studio at Gulf and Pine Art Gallery on Anna Maria Island (www.studioatgulfandpine.com) and her paintings are now held in numerous national and international private collections. She can most often be found outdoors at her easel, surrounded by bright Florida sunshine, capturing the ever-changing effects of light and cast shadows on the land and sea around her, or in her Studio/Gallery at 419 10th Ave W. in Historic Palmetto.