Herring Run Model 2, Amy Bartlett Wright, 2018, acrylic, 10 x 30 in. / 25.4 x 76.2 cm.

Nature's Moments by Amy Bartlett Wright

Featured image: Herring Run Model 2, Amy Bartlett Wright, 2018, acrylic, 10 x 30 in. / 25.4 x 76.2 cm.

Amy Bartlett Wright captures the essence of nature with her skilled brushstrokes and keen eye for the subtle interplay of light, color, and movement.

She is renowned for her vivid naturalist paintings, capturing the beauty and rhythm of wildlife and landscapes.

Her works range from the dynamic to the tranquil, each offering a unique perspective on the natural world. Wright’s paintings are not just visually stunning; they evoke an emotional response that connects the viewer deeply with the environment depicted.

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Herring School: Aquatic Choreography

Herring School, Amy Bartlett Wright, 2019, acrylic, 10 x 30 in. / 25.4 x 76.2 cm.

"Herring School" is an acrylic masterpiece that encapsulates the rhythmic dance of fish beneath the water’s surface. The elongated canvas emphasizes the continuous flow of the school, a visual echo of their natural movement. Wright’s use of color and light brings depth and dimensionality to the piece, inviting the viewer to consider the delicate balance of life within aquatic ecosystems. This painting captures the timeless ritual of migration, a testament to the cycles of nature that continue unnoticed by many.

Summer Night: A Portrait of Serenity

Summer Night, Amy Bartlett Wright, 2022, oil, 14 x 11 in. / 35.56 x 27.94 cm.

In "Summer Night," Wright moves from the aquatic to the celestial. The rich blue-violet sky punctuated by stars creates a sense of peace and wonder. The subdued light of a solitary streetlamp and reflections on the water’s surface lend the scene an air of mystery. This oil painting is a sensory journey—the scents, sounds, and sights of a summer evening by the river are almost tangible. The artwork is a quiet ode to the nocturnal beauty of nature.

Sideways Glance: Intimate Wildlife Encounter

Sideways Glance, Amy Bartlett Wright, 2006, acrylic, 9 x 10 in. / 22.86 x 25.4 cm.

With "Sideways Glance," Wright turns her focus to a single goose, captured in a moment of stillness. The attention to detail in the feathers, contrasted with the abstracted blue and white of the water, showcases Wright’s versatility as an artist. The sideways glance of the goose gives the painting a sense of immediacy, a brief connection between human and animal. This acrylic work is not just a visual depiction but a narrative of a fleeting, shared experience.

Amy Bartlett Wright’s art is a celebration of the environments that surround us and the creatures that inhabit them. Whether it is a school of fish, a nocturnal landscape, or a solitary bird, her paintings are infused with a deep appreciation for nature’s diversity and beauty. Wright invites us to pause and reflect on the world we too often pass by, to find joy and meaning in the wilderness that is often closer than we think.

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Forty Winks: Barred Owl, Amy Bartlett Wright, 2020, oil, 24 x 18 in. / 60.96 x 45.72 cm.

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