Beautiful Accidents: Caroline Wright

11 Apr

Life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans..”is a favorite John Lennon quote of mine.  Often, it’s those unexpected moments that bring the most joy.  Austin artist Caroline Wright’s work is full of incidental beauty.

Icarus, acrylic on rice paper, 72x39

Abstract painters like Wright know that these happy accidents contribute to the rhythm and spontaneity so many of us love about abstract work.

Fragments for Sappho

Her work has wonderful little punctuations of color that keep the eye moving across the surface. But it’s the unintentional drips and marks that really make each piece soar and create tiny little compositions waiting to be discovered.

Tropicalia, acrylic on rice paper, 72x39

Even in her quieter compositions, such as the watercolor & mixed media below, the accidents are more subtle.  The way the colors are delicately placed and soak into each other create soft, exquisite transitions.

Longing Floats, watercolor, ink, acrylic and graphite on paper, 24x18

Dog House, acrylic, watercolor, ink & pencil on handmade watercolor paper, 30x22

To see more of Caroline Wright’s work, please visit her website.

Featured image is Rain Poncho, acrylic, watercolor and pencil on handmade watercolor paper, 30×22.  All images are via the artist’s website.

2 Responses to “Beautiful Accidents: Caroline Wright”

  1. laura gaffke April 12, 2012 at 5:31 am #

    I just discovered your blog and I LOVE it! The artists you share are truly inspirational and I love your thoughts about them. I will be perusing your past entries for sure! Happy day to you! Warmly, laura

    • Lesley April 12, 2012 at 7:52 am #

      Thank you for visiting and for your kind words, Laura! Glad you are enjoying the artists I share!


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