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Cliff Enright

“I live to paint. After my injury, art became my therapy in both a psychological and physical sense. I stretch and move my hands and body in needed movements while I enjoy the act of creation."

- Cliff Enright, Still Life Artist

Cliff Enright

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Cliff Enright, originally from Virginia, has been a painter and longtime teacher of adult students in New York. He came to New York from a university position in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1970 on receiving a Canada Council Grant.
He never returned to his university position but stayed to become a popular teacher, and to paint. From loosely based figurative watercolors of destinations throughout the world, Enright has broken through into an altogether new and dynamic style in recent years.
What is special about Enright is that he suffered a spinal cord injury in 2003 that left him a quadriplegic. Not giving up, he persisted in physical therapy until he could once again hold a brush. His watercolors, bright spontaneous bursts of color, are hardly what one expects to emerge from the hand of someone whose life had been so nearly shattered. His work has been shown in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. since his injury. He is represented in collections throughout this country and Europe.

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