About the Artist:
Terry Wright is a lifelong drawer of the human face and form. However, it was not until she immersed herself in intensive painting and drawing workshops at the Haliburton School of the Arts, that she began to paint. And in fact, that led her to move from Sault Ste Marie, her home of 28 years, to Haliburton in 2007, in order to study and take part in Haliburton’s dynamic art community.
About Her Art:
Terry’s focus as a painter is on the figurative, and that, combined with her interest in local history, has resulted in studies of the people of Haliburton’s past. She explores value, shape, and texture to tell their story, applying multiple layers of paint in muted earth tones to images researched at the Haliburton Highlands Museum. Terry has always been interested in history, particularly the layered history of a small rural community such as Haliburton. What changes and why? What remains essentially the same? And how can this be conveyed visually? In the series Layers of Time, paintings are based on the family history of the Elstone-Dummetts, who settled in Haliburton County in the 1850’s. Family members work the homestead, milking, gathering wood, feeding poultry, boiling down maple syrup, tasks many of us still do today in rural Ontario.
Check out this video of the "Layers of Time" Gallery Show from September 2011. The show was a combination of work from Sandi Luck and Terry Wright that celebrates the history of the Haliburton Highlands.
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