Wendy Cross, Mural, 2010, oil on canvas, 36 x 48".
Wendy Cross's paintings depict modern socioeconomic struggles and attempt to illustrate how our present culture reflects history. Although Cross works from imagination her subject matter is based on reality, neighborhoods and infrastructure crumbling, people succumbing to the negative effects of drug abuse and an unhealthy environment. Many of the details present in her paintings come from direct observation. Cross writes, "I am drawn to desperation, the fact that those most vulnerable rarely escape poverty and degradation. Each of my paintings tells a story. I believe these stories deserve to be told."
Wendy Cross was born in Wilton, Connecticut in 1965. In 1989 Wendy earned a BFA from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. She lives in central Connecticut with her partner and four dogs. For more information, please visit www.wendycross.com.