Artist Statement

I was born in Philadelphia and grew up in South Jersey. I began piano lessons at the age of 11 and continued piano studies for 15 years.  I also studied voice, and have bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in music. Prior to my degrees in music I earned a bachelor's degree in English literature, and did graduate studies in secondary English in urban education at the University of Pennsylvania.

As a classically trained singer, I performed in New York and Europe where I lived for five years. There in Germany I had the great fortune to train with Erika Seeger-Mueller who had performed at the Berlin Opera with Richard Strauss conducting.

I have continued on as a pianist and singer. While at CU-Boulder working on my doctorate, I performed cabaret with William Bolcom and Joan Morris. And I have a CD “Cabaret Sauvignon”.

I became a visual artist later in life and have taken classes at the Denver Art Students League. My artwork has been on display at Prism Galleries.

I also enjoy writing. 

You can learn more about my art and music on my website www.patriciabaxterwright.com.

A favorite quote by William Massey:

“Whence did the wondrous, mystic art arise of painting speech and speaking to the eyes? 

That we by tracing magic lines 

are taught how to embody and to color thoughts.”

Patricia Wright

“Fish Out The Window”  21 1/8” X 27 3/4 “  Mixed Media
“Fish Out The Window” 21 1/8” X 27 3/4 “ Mixed Media

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“Swingin’ At The Red Tree”  20” X 17”  Collage
“Swingin’ At The Red Tree” 20” X 17” Collage

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"Hi! I’m Reddy”  16” x 10”  Acrylic
"Hi! I’m Reddy” 16” x 10” Acrylic

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“Fish Out The Window”  21 1/8” X 27 3/4 “  Mixed Media
“Fish Out The Window” 21 1/8” X 27 3/4 “ Mixed Media

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