Jim Wright’s work is an emotional response to his experiences in the more remote areas of the moors, mountains and coastline of Britain. He returns again and again to specific places, immersing himself in the landscape; to witness the local weather conditions and the changing colours, understand the lie of the land and build a sense of place. At the coast he likes to position himself close to the breaking waves, where he can draw on the energy of the sea and the wind, but this creates the additional challenge of keeping himself and his painting dry.
The quality of the light is the distinctive element in his landscapes, and his seascapes are inspired by the energy and movement of the water . He paints in layers, he begins by applying thin washes of oils, and gradually overlaying them with thicker layers of paint.
Music has always been a principal part of his life, he spends much of his leisure time creating and performing music, whilst listening to music is essential for the progression of his work in his studio.