Bert Wright has been a practicing artist for many years. He sold his first painting
at the age of 16 in1946 and has since then had a career in art covering many different
aspects of this profession. He initially embarked on a career as an illustrator working
on a diverse range of paintings depicting planned architectural subjects for major
He then embarked on a broader career developing and managing a studio of illustrators
and designers and craftsmen involved in both general illustrations and technical
illustrations, exhibition design and construction, and model making. His next move
was into the field of television where he eventually became General Manager of the
Scenery Group of the BBC with a staff numbering 1300. In 1980 he decided, following
discussion with his family, to go back to being a full time artist and since then
has been a successful artist working in both oils and watercolours.
His particular interest is in marine, landscape and town subjects. He principally
works outdoors in all weathers and likes to complete a painting in one sitting if
He is Past President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists, Past President of the
prestigious London Wapping Group, Past President of the Ealing Art Group and a member
of the Chelsea Art Society. He has been a Governor of the Federation of British Artists
and his work is exhibited at a number of National and International Galleries..
Bert has been visiting and painting in America for the past 25 years and has an association
with a number of galleries in the States. He recently completed a number of paintings
for the Sultan of Oman and is currently working on commissions for international
The demand for his work continues to keep Bert fully occupied and over the years
his painting has taken him to many parts of the world. In America he has painted
along both coastlines from Mexico to Canada and from the Florida Quays to Maine.
This year he been visiting various locations in America and the U.K.
His closing statement when opening exhibitions for himself and various Societies
is always “ I hope that you will enjoy these paintings as much as we have enjoyed