Gerry Wright was born in Montreal in 1946 and received his formal art education at Sir George Williams University (now Concordia). He lived in Prince Edward Island for twenty years before moving to Kingston in 1999.
Gerry paints landscapes exclusively in oils and his work is frequently completed ‘alla prima’ (in a single sitting). Often sketching on location, he prefers this method to studio painting for its freshness and spontaneity. Recently, he has been experimenting with color interpretation using varied and limited palettes to create a more abstract response to his subject matter.
His strongest painting influences come from the French and American Impressionists for their “daring composition, the build up of paint with rapid, textured brushmarks”, and their “use of high-keyed colour which all combine to render an extraordinarily convincing effect of outdoor light and atmosphere.”