jim wright

tide on the rise
oil
55 x 24 cm
£480
spray on the rocks
oil
31 x 19 cm
£340
high energy
oil
62 x 24 cm
£540
sanna bay
oil
122 x 82 cm
£2400
eye of the storm
oil on canvas
76 x 76cm
£1700
on the dunes at eoligarry
oil
54 x 60cm
£1200
shoreline
oil
17 x 24cm
£300
waves rush into sanna bay
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oil
21 x 22cm
£300
when the storm passes
oil
30 x 40cm
£450
dancing waves sutherland
oil
90 x 90cm
£1750
as the tide rushes in
oil
35 x 27 cm
£440
wild weather
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oil on wood panel
37 x 35 cm
£480
at the waters edge
oil on board
32 x 34cm
£480
sea fret
oil on canvas
76 x76cm
£1650
storm force
oil on board
65 x 122cm
£1800
turquoise, bay macneil
oil on board
75 x 80cm
£1950
rocky shore, bay macneil
oil on board
38 x 44cm
£550
view to the lighthouse
oil on board
24 x 37cm
£395
sunshine at sanna bay
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oil on board
20 x 34cm
£420
turn of the tide, sanna bay
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oil on board
25 x 41cm
£500

biography

Jim Wright’s work is an emotional response to his experiences in the more remote areas of the moors, mountains and coastline of Northern Britain, feeling the powerful forces of nature is particularly exhilarating and important in his work.

The quality of the light is the distinctive element in his landscapes, his work predominantly focuses towards the light source, this catches the brilliance of the light reflected off the land, and the diffusion of light through the atmosphere, The softness of this light, set against the deep shadows of the land, (cast when the sun is at it’s lowest) is just one use of contrast, that gives his work its characteristic strength. He has established a reputation for landscapes of The North York Moors National Park, where he now lives, he also spends time in The Lake District and Scotland where the mountains and weather conditions combine to create breathtaking drama.

Jim's passion for the sea can be keenly felt in his series of semi abstract wave paintings, which portray the movement and explosive power of the water. He uses various media to bring contrast to his work; the oils, acrylics, and mixed media are often used in pieces, inspired by the raw energy of the sea and the moors, whereas the pastels, (often laid over thin layers of oils) are his preferred choice to capture a soft diffusing light, creating a more moody atmosphere.