June 1st – 15th
The Cook Foundation is proud to announce a new mural on Main Street and the active painting will become a part of the Gloucester Arts Festival. The festival will welcome muralist Amy Bartlett Wright of Rhode Island. The mural will celebrate the beautiful landscape of our region and the heritage of our watermen. We expect the mural to develop and take shape over a period of three weeks and the public is invited to watch and enjoy.
About the Artist: Amy Bartlett Wright
Amy has worked for thirty five years as a professional artist, as a muralist and natural science illustrator. She specializes in portraying animals in their environments in large and small scale that create a sense of space and dimension. She enjoys exploring the woods and shores of Rhode Island where she lives and works. Amy received a BA in Scientific Illustration from University of Maryland in 1980. While at UM, she worked as an illustration intern at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian in the Departments of Botany and Entomology. She furthered her studies in painting and drawing at Rhode Island School of Design where she earned a Certificate in Scientific and Technical Illustration in 1990 and is now part of the RISD Continuing Education Faculty. A fun side note…Amy has ties to the Eastern Shore and spent many days at her grandmothers looking for fossils at the Choptank River, exploring the shorelines, marshes and woods and it was there she began to draw her artistic inspiration for what would become her career and now our mural on Main Street.