Robine Wright has been interested in art her entire life and has been painting in various forms over the last decade. She has emerged into the art world after three decades of working in marketing and raising her children.
Ms. Wright belongs to the Mountain Brook Art Association and Alabama Plein Art Association. She held the position of Holiday Show chair in 2012 for the MBAA. She has been in gallery at Aldredge Gardens and UAB.
Ms. Wright’s passion reaches and has benefitted many non-profit organizations. She has worked with Make-A-Wish, American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Camp Smile-A-Mile, Multiple Sclerosis and Muscular Dystrophy Association. She believes giving back and making a difference is one of the most important things we can do for one another.
Ms. Wright’s primary medium is acrylic, oil and watercolor, and she enjoys looking at each painting as “telling a story,” whether it is capturing the light or bringing character and emotion to the canvas. She enjoys color and contrast and the ability to invite and capture the moment. She has been fortunate to have studied with some wonderful artists who not only are talented, but are also wonderful teachers. At this point her best painting is the one she has not painted – yet!
Life has a way of creating a journey that intertwines with many people, places and opportunities. Thirteen years ago this journey came to an abrupt halt – at least that is what I thought at the time. I was diagnosed with stage 3b breast cancer and went through chemotherapy, mastectomy and reconstruction over a year. Thinking it was at an end, I was surprised when it was not. The best chapter was yet to happen. Moving to Alabama and continuing in marketing, I was able to work with the Alabama Ballet and create the magical world of the Nutcracker at the BJCC. I was able to create ornaments with Christopher Radko and Marc Roberts, and then create a world of fairies at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens with the Enchanted Garden Tea Party. Life continued with putting together and creating a sports program that became a great sponsorship of the area. Painting has been in my thoughts and mind for decades and when my children went to college, the doors opened up to begin that portion of my journey.
This has been a delightful chapter. This last year I have enjoyed participating in shows throughout the state and am very happy to say that each month another new location has given me a chance to see another wonderful part of Alabama and enjoy the people of this great state.
UAB is my hospital and I am delighted to give back to the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. Cancer does not have to be an ultimatum or an end, but rather a beginning and an exciting new chapter. Each year I meet new women diagnosed and starting their journey. Sharing our stories creates a bond that is precious. Giving and sharing is something that is a gift. To inspire and share my inspiration in a painting to help contribute to the financial support of UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, well, it is an honor.