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. She is also a 2016 member of the Oil Painters of America.
Ms. Wright’s passion reaches and has benefited 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. Fifteen 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 my journey was at an end, I was surprised to find it was not and the best chapter was yet to happen.
I moved to Alabama and continued to work in marketing. I worked with the Alabama Ballet to create the magical world of the Nutcracker at the BJCC. I created ornaments with Christopher Radko and Marc Roberts, and then a world of fairies at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens with the Enchanted Garden Tea Party. From there a world of painting opened up and took me across the great state of Alabama and the country.
This last fall my life journey took another twist…..my husband of twenty-nine years was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Because of the success of my team of doctors, he was able to go through the process of treatment knowing that there can be a positive outcome. He had his prostate removed the first of November and now is back to the athletics and life he loves. Taking the diagnosis of cancer and addressing it with a good team of physicians can make all the difference in the world. This year I dedicate to my husband, Tom Wright and to the treatment of prostate cancer as well as breast cancer which is so close to home for me.
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. Sharing 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.