Donald Bruce Wright’s painting and creative life blossomed in middle age as he explored painting for the first time as a therapeutic recreation. After graduating with a Masters in Fine Art Painting in 2007, Donald began exploring the world of pattern, design and abstraction. Donald’s work reimagines the art world standard of the floral still life in the same way that a jazz player reinterprets a musical standard. Each painting uses colors, shapes and organizational patterns found in nature but they are expressed in new and non-nature-like ways. The jagged forms that populate the paintings suggest unexpected improvisational jazz rhythms. Real life and its structure serve as a point of departure while remaining loosely recognizable in the final work.