About Virginia Wright-Frierson – Painter

Virginia Wright-Frierson earned her BFA degree in painting from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and furthered her studies in Cortona, Italy, New York and Arizona. She and her husband, Dargan, settled in Wilmington, NC in 1977.

Her record includes over thirty exhibitions in the southeastern US as well as Italy. Her work is included in museum, private and corporate collections. In addition, she has written and illustrated children’s books and has received numerous public art commissions.

Artist Statement
I have always drawn, painted and written since I can remember.

My work has taken form in other media as well over the years, including glass and cement sculpture, children’s books, collage, linocut, huge murals, tributes, teaching, and parenting. I am writing now about some of my past projects while exploring new ideas.

I will always draw and paint and write as long as I can remember.