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Meet the next featured artist for the Redlands Art Association – Press Enterprise

Ashley Wright will be the featured artist at the Redlands Art Association Gallery from September 18 to October 18. 9, exhibiting paintings.

An open house is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. on September 18 at the gallery, 215 E. State St., Redlands.

Wright was born and raised in Redlands. She plays the viola and attended the University of Redlands, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Music.

She began drawing as a child and over the years her artistic pursuits expanded to include orchestra, band, theatre, photography and painting. Around the time she started painting, she discovered she had mental health issues, according to a press release.

“The Final Climb” is one of Ashley Wright’s paintings. Wright is the featured artist from September 18 through October 18. 9, 2021, at the Redlands Art Association Gallery. (Courtesy of Ashley Wright)

Inspirations for her art come from her experiences with mental health and her love of nostalgia and science fiction. She is a mental health advocate and hopes to raise awareness of complex post-traumatic stress disorder through her paintings, according to the press release.

His paintings are inspired by local mountain ranges and bright colors. Over the past three years, she has worked to develop her style using thick gel to create texture and depth.

After developing her style, she went into entrepreneurship and created a boutique with products of her art, such as stickers, journals, pins and prints.

For more information on Wright’s work, go to www.ashleywrightart.com.

The Redlands Art Association Gallery is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday. For more information, visit redlands-art.org or call 909-792-8435.