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My work is inspired by the natural elements and the powerful forces of nature. Based in Sutherland on the North Coast of Scotland, I strive to capture the energy  of the wild and exciting sea conditions I bear witness to.

Curriculum Vitae: Jim Wright


1967 Family emigrated to Perth, Western Australia.
1970-73 Perth College of Art and Design, Western Australia. Diploma in Art and Design.
1978 Returned to Scotland.
1979-98 Employed in commercial art and audio visual industry in London and Manchester.
1999 Moved to North Yorkshire, began painting landscapes and seascapes.
2007-8 Member of Leeds Fine Art Club.


1991 Audio Visual award for best illustrations on
the programme 'Jersey Zoo'
2000 Highly Commended Laing Landscape and Seascape exhibition.
2006 Haworth Art Gallery, Open exhibition 'The Four Elements'.
Voted 'The People’s Choice'.
2010 Runner up in the Dover Prize Competition ‘Atmosphere and Emotion’ for Northern artists.


2012 Parliamentary Art Collection, Millbank House, House of Lords

Recent Group Shows

2008 Artspace. The Barn Galleries, Henley on Thames
2008 Newcastle and Gateshead Art Fair
2009 The Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate
2009 Fi Fie Fo Fum Gallery, Northumberland, Summer exhibition
2009 Zillah Bell gallery, Thirsk
2009 North Yorkshire Selected Open Studios
2010 Scarborough Art Gallery, East Coast, Selected Open Exhibition
2010 UK Art for Youth (North), North Yorkshire
2011 The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
2011 Edinburgh Art Fair
2011 Ferens Gallery, Hull, Selected Open Exhibition
2012 Bianco Nero Gallery, Stokesley
2013 The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

2015 Resipole Studios, Solo show - ‘Waiting for the Storm’

2016.Moved to Sutherland

2019 Resipole Studios, Collective show with Kirstie Cohen

2021 Chantry House Gallery, Solo Show, ‘Sea Change’

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