55 Sheep Pasture Rd, Madison
Visit Wildwood Farm during Open Studios Weekend, November 21 & 22.
It’s #29 on your Shoreline ArtsTrail Map.
Discovering her passion for fiber art after several career attempts, artist Diane Wright considers herself a “late bloomer.” But bloom she has — and you’ll see why when you discover her breathtaking quilt creations during Open Studio Weekend, November 22-23. She’s number 27 on your Shoreline ArtsTrail map.
“There’s a saying that says ‘bloom where you are planted,’ Diane will tell you. “It’s a corollary of ‘when given lemons make lemonade,’ and it seems to be my motto!”
“After raising three children, resigning from a successful career, resigning from a not-so-successful career and countless relocations spanning three continents,” she explains, breathlessly. “I discovered my passion!”
Since the 1990s, Diane’s focus has been on the fabric medium: fabric of all kinds, hand or machine stitched, often embellished with beads, fiber “shards” or found bits. Her work is noted for its use of color, original design and a variety of fabrics that includes commercial, foreign, hand painted and vintage pieces.
Her resume of exhibits is impressive, as she has exhibited in both solo and group shows throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts, as well as North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. She is a member of the Studio Art Quilt Association, Sisters in Cloth, Connecticut Fiber Arts Collective, and Connecticut Women Artists.
“I can very seriously say that I’d rather be in my quilting studio than any place on earth,” and you’ll understand when you set your eyes on her creations.
You can see examples of her work and read her reflections on being an artist on her delightful blog Diane Wright Art Quilts. This year, Diane is exhibiting with ArtsTrail members Alice Chittenden, Susan Gillie, and Laura Lyons at Wildwood Farm in Madison. For more information, visit www.shorelineartstrail.com.
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– by Jen Payne, Words by Jen