Amy Wright has a preoccupation with capturing abandoned landscapes; the discarded, ignored and untamed. Each canvas is its own Wunderkammer; plants are depicted wildly and landscapes are tiered and towering with obscured horizon lines.
Wright works in mixed media – predominately oil, acrylic and prismacolour pencil – and her painting methodology is reminiscent to that of collage, where the whole is made up of cropped fragments. Pattern, shape, texture and colour are core to her practice and create a sensory narrative of the landscape.
She was a finalist in the ‘Little Things Art Prize’ at Saint Cloche Gallery and the ‘John Leslie Art Prize’ at Gippsland Gallery, and has exhibited in several group and solo shows around Australia.
Wright lives with her partner Steve and their daughter Maeve near the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria, where she enjoys working from her garden studio.