Florida artist, Cory Wright, graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998 with a BFA degree in Painting. In 1996 she was accepted into the school’s European Honors Program and afforded the unique opportunity to study for 9 months in Rome. Since then, in addition to being an art instructor and studio painter, she has had an accomplished career as a muralist, specializing in the tromp l’oiel technique, for over 25 years. In 2011 Wright’s artistic journey began to change course, however, when she discovered her passion for painting en plein air during a workshop in Italy. She soon began participating in and winning awards at various Paint Outs throughout the state of Florida. Her paintings are now held in numerous national and international private collections. These days she can most often be found outdoors around Anna Maria Island at her easel, capturing the ever-changing effects of light and shadows on the land and sea around her.