All posts by Thom Wright

Thom Wright at Huntington Beach Art Center

The annual “Centered on the Center” exhibition at the Huntington Beach Art Center is an open show to the first 200 artists, and opens with a reception on Saturday, Jan 23, 6 – 9 pm. Thom Wright has entered two abstract paintings from his latest series entitled “Tectonic Episodes”. These are acrylic and oil on panel.
ART STATEMENT FOR “TECTONIC EPISODES”
California sits exposed and waits for the next great earthquake of the San Andreas Fault and all of its splinter faults in California. The earth’s tectonic plates in the athenosphere below the earth’s mantle push, shove and subside the continental plates that eventually burst and send vibration and volcanic forces across the earth. My paintings portray these tectonic events at the surface as abstract cataclysms and distortions of the global surface.
Tectonic Episode #16, 2015

Thom Wright showing at the Rainwater Gallery

Earth Tree #10
Abstract painting about the stress on the large trees of the earth caused by climate change.

As part of a group show at the newest art gallery in Huntington Beach, the Rainwater Gallery, hosts an opening on Thursday evening, July 16, 6 – 9 pm. Located at 508 Main St., the gallery has a large beautiful space showing many art styles from local artists. This opening is also coordinated with the Artwalk Night of Huntington Beach, with many other participating artists, and with the Huntington Beach Art Center, showing the art of 25 members of their Artist’s Council. Live music and refreshments provided.

Interview with Artist: Thom Wright

Interview with SCA Member Thom Wright, by guest interviewer JB
March 2015

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JB – What’s a retired aerospace engineer like you doing making art in Orange County?
TW – We all come to art from many different beginnings. I started painting in watercolor about 35 years ago, after I graduated from college, and fell in love with it. Painting was an escape from my technical side, more like play. Then I began taking art courses every semester – art history, drawing, design, photography – it all kept growing and inspiring me to continue. Continue reading Interview with Artist: Thom Wright