Lisa Wright Shadow Branches 2006 Oil on canvas
Lisa Wright
Shadow Branches 2006
Oil on canvas
152.5 x 152.5 cm

Since moving to Cornwall in the mid 1990s, Lisa Wright has been exploring the depiction of children – using her family as a source – to realise a rigorous body of figurative paintings. Trained in the classic tradition at the Royal Academy Schools, she is grounded in the daily discipline of drawing and emotional engagement with her subject. Wright luxuriates in the colour, texture and fluidity of her medium. Inscribing the paintings’ surfaces and using her brush as a drawing instrument, she heightens this energetic contrast with more thickly painted and textured areas.