Kevin Wright works mainly in the medium of printmaking. He creates limited-edition fine art prints using the techniques of etching and aquatint. In this technique, he uses acids to bite his drawings into copper plates from which his prints are pulled. His work reflects his interest in Romanticism and its relation to Nature. The moors, rivers and coastline of the West Country inspire his work. He also focuses on places in cities such as London and Venice, seeking to capture the moments when the blur of restless activity evaporates and stillness descends.
He was born near St Marychurch, Torquay and studied at the Torquay School of Art, Newton Abbot Art School and Newport College of Art. He obtained his Masters degree at Goldsmiths College, University of London and a Masters degree in History of Art at Birkbeck College, University of London.
Kevin Wright initially worked as an art teacher in London and was later appointed as an art advisor to schools there. In that role he helped organise educational projects with the major London galleries and also for many years was involved in running art education exchange programmes between Venice and Padua, and London.
His work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy, Mall Galleries, Society for Graphic Fine Art, Royal West of England Academy, South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts, the Contemporary Print Show, Barbican Gallery, Southbank Printmakers Gallery, London and at a number of galleries in the UK and Europe.