Wendy Lynn Wright was born and raised in Central New York, and was very fortunate to be educated in a school system where art is considered an important and necessary means of communication, encouraging creative students with a diversity of artistic curriculum.
After graduating from The State University of New York at Buffalo with a Fine Arts degree in 1991, Wendy began a career as a graphic designer. Throughout the 1990s Wendy worked as a graphic artist in New York, Florida and Texas. In 1999, she visited the Big Bend of Texas for the very first time. Wendy immediately felt a strong connection with this vast, extreme and majestic landscape. She was captivated by the play of light as the sun danced across the rocky Chihuahuan Desert.
In 2000, Wendy located to Presidio County, Texas and soon thereafter began her pursuit as a serious watercolorist. During her time in Far West Texas, Wendy established herself as a renowned landscape painter, with five solo shows in Marfa. Wendy taught art to elementary school students in Marfa from 2008 to 2016, and illustrated a children’s book entitled The Journey of Drop.
Wendy moved to El Paso in 2016, where she participated in several group art shows from 2017 to 2019.
In October 2018, Wendy and her husband visited Cambria for the very first time and they were captivated by the area. Their drive up to Big Sur was monumentally inspiring for Wendy and her artistic pursuits. In May of 2019, on their second visit to Cambria, they purchased their dream home and three months later moved, becoming full-time residents.
Wendy is a proud member of the Cambria Center for the Arts.