Artist Biography

J. Wright is an economist, business development specialist, and federal grant writing professional, who has had the opportunity to live and work abroad in numerous countries as well as in Floyds Knobs, Louisville and Washington DC in the United States. Wherever he has lived, he tried to collect and enjoy local art and study a region’s art history. As he returns to Southern Indiana, he intends to do the same here as well as produce painting and display paintings himself. He is a graduate of Floyd Central High School, has Bachelors and Master of Business from the University of Evansville, a Master of Art from Indiana University, Bloomington, and a Doctor of Philosophy from Loughborough University, England.

Artist Statement

The paintings I buy and produce tend to be in impressionist and pointillist styles. I like those two styles, but I also feel they have influenced art around the world. However, I am also working on abstract paintings as well, and I tend to like Middle Eastern art. My paintings are shown and sold regionally at Art of Main in Madison, Bourne-Schweitzer and Kleinhelter galleries in New Albany, and at Chautauqua Art Festival in Madison. I am glad to be affiliated with Harrison County Arts and its Gallery.