Fine artist and educator Dmitri Wright, a 30-year resident of Greenwich, is holding a one-man exhibition now through July 7, “Impressions of Light” at the Weir Farm National Historic Site, in Wilton, the former home of a leading figure of American Impressionism — J. Alden Weir. Wright’s paintings were executed on site at the Weir Farm, en plein air, in the Impressionist tradition, and in such painterly places as Provence and Tuscany.
Wright teaches students of all levels and in all seasons at the Weir Farm’s Impressionist Painting Workshops — when he’s not teaching at Silvermine Arts Center or at the Bush Holley House in Cos Cob. His instruction includes taking his students to study Impressionist paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. First, he takes them to see the European “Classical Impressionists” and then to see the American Impressionists “for dessert,” he says.
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