Anne Wright RBA

Anne Wright RBA

Introduction Born in Nottingham.
Trained at Nottingham Collage of Art followed by four years at the Royal Academy Schools, London. During that time she passed National Diploma in Design, twice won the David Murray Landscape Scholarship and Bronze & Silver Medals for Life Painting and Portrait Painting.
Exhibits regularly in Group Shows such as the Royal Academy Summer Show & the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Showed in the Paris Salon 1967 & 1961 where she won the Medaille D’Argent. Anne was recently made a member of Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) in 2012 and is a longstanding member of the Chelsea Art Society & the Small Paintings Group of which she is President both of which have annual Exhibitions in which she shows.
She also shows with the New English Art Club & the Royal Society of British Artists. She has twice won the Agnes Reeve Memorial Award for a painting of London and in 1980 was made Straker Artist of the Year.
Various murals including two large commissions painted for the Head Office of McAlpines Construction and for the General Dental Council building in London.Her work is held in several private collections in Great Britain, Europe, America, Australia and in the Candie Museum, Guernsey.
Publications Patron, Industry Supports the Arts published by Connoisseur Ltd 1966
Painters Progress published by Allen Lane/ Penguin 1983
The Complete Painters Course Tom Robb published by J.G. Press 1996
The Art of Painting & Drawing published by Eaglemoss 1993
Galleries She sells work directly and through the following Galleries:
The Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London
The Brandler Galleries, Essex
The Piers Feetham Gallery, London
www.commissionaportrait.com
Education Nottingham College of Art
Royal Academy Schools
Awards Horan Prize at the NEAC 2011 Exhibition
David Murray Landscape Scholarship
Bronze Medal for Life Painting, Royal Academy Schools, London
Silver Medal for Portrait Painting, Royal Academy Schools, London
Agnes Reeve memorial Award – A painting of London
Medaille d’Argent – Paris Salon
Straker Artist of the Year
Selected Commissions The Bishop of Nottingham
The Bishop of Southwell
Catherine Shakespeare-Lane – Photographer
The Jacobsen Family
Maxwell Wright – Solicitor
The Beattie Sisters
Group Exhibitions The Royal Academy, Summer Show
The Royal Society of Portrait Painters
Small Paintings Group Annual Exhibition
The Paris Salon
Solo Exhibitions The Pugh & Carr Gallery, London 1963
The Chappel Gallery, Newbury, Berkshire 1965
The Cranley Arms Gallery, London 1975
The Hellenic Exhibition Centre, London 1985
The Coach House Gallery, Guernsey 1986
The Coach House Gallery, Guernsey 1991
Leighton House Museum, London 1992
The Coach House Gallery, Guernsey 1997
The Bartley Dray Gallery, London 1997
The Chelsea Arts Club 2000
The Gallery, Sausmarez Manor, Guernsey 2002
The Piers Feetham Gallery, London 2003
Chez Manny, London 2003
The Chelsea Arts Club 2005
54 The Gallery, Shepherd Market 2007
The Piers Feetham Gallery 2010
Artist’s Statement “I am a figurative painter. My training has been wholly academic and I have strayed very little from that path, my heroes being Van Dyke, Rubens, Rembrandt, Gainsborough etc. Basically, I paint what I see in front of me. That composition of the sitter in his or her environment is very important and needs much thought and discussion. I aim to fulfil a portrait commission to the total satisfaction of the client and also myself.”
Sittings for Portraits “A medium size portrait (20 x 25in) head to hands, would probably need up to eight sittings of one to one and a half hours. I am happy to go to the sitters home at their convenience. Equally I can paint the subject in my studio. I can also work very successfully from good photographs. Prior to starting I like to meet the sitter and have a full discussion as to clothes, position, props etc. I am also happy to advise and arrange framing of finished works.”

Anne Wright

© 1961-2017 Anne Wright. Images may not be reproduced with out permission