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J. Franklin Wright

Drawn to ships and the sea because of the timeless nature of its mystery and beauty, J. Franklin Wright has developed the mastery of the marine composition at its compelling best. Specializing in ship portraits, he is influential for his explorations into the sparsely documented history of Canada’s shipbuilding industry.

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Port Hood Island Sunset

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This luminescent view of the sun setting behind Port Hood Island as seen from the beach; clearly confirms why Mr. Wright is so commonly referred to as “the master of sea and sky”. Port Hood has long been a special place to J. Franklin Wright, and after painstaking attention to detail, we know the painting has truly captured his sentiment. Fifteen layers of glaze produce the radiant light that causes the sunset to illuminate as if the image has a source of light from within. Port Hood is a classic sandy swimming beach; easily accessible from the Ceilidh Trail in Cape Breton, and fronts on the warm salt water of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Directly across is the Island whose houses have been preserved as summer homes, and has equally appealing beaches. This is the sixth image that Down To Earth Art and Mr. Wright have produced in a giclée edition; and with the early customer reaction and number of prints reserved prior to printing, it promises to be a very popular image. These finely printed Giclées are a high-resolution printing directly on acid-free artists’ canvas, and are now a recognized fine art category like lithographs and serigraphs. These are not to be confused with canvas transfers where the image is mounted and laminated on canvas. Giclées look and feel like original art and Giclée prints are your closest option to an original painting. Giclées on canvas are printed using pigmented inks, which are designed to resist fading. This makes the print water resistant and archival. It has then been sealed using a UV resistant varnish to further prolong the print life. This also means that they don’t require any glass. Print performance testing concluded that the print life would exceed 120 years.

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About J. Franklin Wright

Drawn to ships and the sea because of the timeless nature of its mystery and beauty, J. Franklin Wright has developed the mastery of the marine composition at its compelling best. Specializing in ship portraits, he is influential for his explorations into the sparsely documented history of Canada’s shipbuilding industry.

A native of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Wright is strongly influenced by his environment. With a style that captures a fleeting moment in time, “a characteristic feature of Wright’s work is the production of clear and accurate draughtsmanship. The coloring is natural and luminous and the depiction of his subjects in bright weather discloses as much as possible about the vessel and its details, both on board and in its surroundings”. (Poulson, The Northern Mariner, CNRS, Memorial University, January 1992, p. 101) Many of Mr. Wright’s paintings have been made into limited edition prints.

Evidence of his popularity is reflected by an increasing number of “sold out” prints. His editions have received medals of distinction. “Wright, one of the most sought after artists in Canada continues to become more popular with each painting and edition released.” (Canada Today, Canadian High Commission, London, June 1991, p.12) J. Franklin Wright, whose work has been shown extensively throughout Canada, has exhibited internationally at the Annual Mystic Invitational, Mystic, Conn.; the Jacob Javitz Centre, New York, New York; the Royal Society of Marine Artists London, England; the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, London, England.

He is a member of the International Society of Marine Painters in Florida. Wright is the only Canadian included in the influential marine volume, 20th Century British Marine Painting by Denys Brook-Hart. A book featuring the mastery of Wright’s work and titled The Marine Art of J. Franklin Wright features many of the historic vessels that have earned Franklin Wright international acclaim. Down to Earth Art are proud to be the exclusive dealer of originals and new prints for internationally renown marine artist J. Franklin Wright.

 

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