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Main Street mural celebrates region’s landscape

Visitors to Gloucester Court House may have noticed a colorful addition to the village, as a new mural was begun last week on a wall adjacent to Split Enz Salon across from the fire station.

Blues, yellows, and greens appear to be taking the shape of a marsh or waterfront scene as artist Amy Bartlett Wright has begun her work in the shadow of the water tower.

Wright, who is from the shores of Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, has been a professional artist, illustrator and muralist for 35 years. Focusing on ideas of space and dimension, she often paints animals and their habitat on both large and small scales.

“When I am outside, I feel calm and connected to something beyond myself,” Wright said of her work. “Nature has been my place of comfort and inspiration as it is for many of us.”

Her mural, when completed, will “celebrate the beautiful landscape of our region and the heritage of our watermen,” the Cook Foundation noted through a press release...

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