Studio Arts Fest in Irvine

The Studio Arts Fest event is a one-day outdoor art show, coming on Saturday, June 4, 2022, 9am to 5 pm. It is hosted by the Irvine Fine Arts Center and is located at the Irvine Community Park next to the center. I will be showing my art there in Booth #38, which is justContinue reading “Studio Arts Fest in Irvine”

On Abstract Painting with Moon Maps

By Thom Wright  Mar 2022 In February I began a new series of small, abstract paintings that begin with a black and white image of a section of one of the moons of our solar system. These photos were taken by NASA in the 1990s when they began explorations of the outer planets of ourContinue reading “On Abstract Painting with Moon Maps”

On Figurative Painting

For years I studied the figure, in many life drawing classes especially. While I did learn proportion, I could not transfer that experience to painting the figure. Painting is different from drawing, where it’s brushes, not charcoal or pencil, and color versus greys. My better drawings tend to be expressionistic, and that’s the direction thatContinue reading “On Figurative Painting”