Join us Nov. 17 at WTMD for the opening reception of a new art exhibit, “Musical Icons: Portraits by William Wright.”
In this series, the artist depicts luminary figures of rock and jazz.
Wright’s vivid portrayals reveal more than just a likeness, leaving the viewer with a sense of each performer’s musical style and personality.
Wright is a self-taught artist, born and raised in England, currently living and working in Baltimore.
As a child, Wright was inspired by London’s large Henry Moore sculptures. He was further impressed by a school field trip to visit a Salvidor Dali exhibition at the Tate Museum. He was delighted that adults took such absurd things seriously.
Wright paints in a variety of styles with fondness for surrealism, expressionism and bright colors.
Over his life, he has suffered from depression and alcoholism. He finds that art is a great therapy and distraction. He has been sober since 1997.
The opening reception of ‘Musical Icons: Portraits by William Wright’ is 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday Nov. 17 at WTMD, 1 Olympic Place Suite 100 in Towson.