Expressing human emotion through the unspoken is her goal.

Corinne Lilie

Corinne Lilie Watercolorist-Fibre Artist


The Cape Cod shores, Corinne’s first source of   inspiration, continue to be an underlying influence in her painting   today. Corinne can’t remember a time   when she wasn’t either sketching or painting. She sold her first painting on a Falmouth sidewalk when she was 18   yrs. old. Since then, her artistic   talents have been enriched by her studies of fine art at the Massachusetts   College of Art and the University of Georgia where she earned a BA as well as   a BS Ed. Her formal education has   taken her to Avignon, France where, on scholarship, she studied Art   surrounded by the beauty of Provence and earned an MFA. While watercolor is her primary medium,   Corinne is also a fibre artist and at one time raised her own sheep for their   wool fleece. Fond memories of her own   small flock inspire her to use sheep as a main subject in many of her   paintings. 

Corinne is a member of the New England Watercolor Society   as well as a juried member of the Artisans Guild of Cape Cod, a member of the   Cape Weavers’ Network and the Cape Cod Spinning Guild. 

Corinne spins wool, silk, cotton and angora. She weaves, knits and makes handmade felt with her handspun, natural dyed yarns. Many of these dyes are derived from dye plants grown in her own garden. With a goal to use historically authentic methods, Corinne uses a fermentation method to get indigo blue that was used by colonials here on Cape Cod. In order to keep these ancient methods alive, Corinne teaches natural dye workshops and gives talks here on Cape Cod.  

Producing art work inspired by a lifetime of enriching experiences with people she has met and places she has lived or visited, depicting human emotion through her figurative paintings is what Corinne enjoys the most. Expressing shared human emotion to the viewer through the unspoken happiness in a smile, playfulness of a hand gesture or perhaps sadness in the eyes is her goal. These days, Corinne enjoys giving back by teaching watercolor classes for Adult Ed and Senior Centers and is delighted to be back home selling her paintings on the sidewalk here on Cape Cod where it all began.






2017 Georgia   Watercolor Society Members Exhibit

2017  Cape Cod   Museum of Art National
 Juried Exhibit Freedom of Expression

2017 Cape Cod Artists’ Association Juried National Exhibit Artist’s Vision

2016 Cape Cod Artists’ Association  Juried National Exhibit Honorable Mention                     Award to “Black Lamb”

2016 Cape Cod Artists’ Association   Juried
  National Exhibit Artist’s Choice

2013 Cape Cod Museum of Art   Exhibit

2004 Falmouth Artists Guild Exhibit
2004   Honorable Mention for Hand Spinning/Handspun  White Cotton 

Barnstable Fair

2002 Georgia Watercolor Society   Members Exhibit
2002 High Museum of Art Exhibit

2001   Best of Show Juried Art Show
 South Cobb Arts Alliance

2000   Douglasville Cultural Arts Center
 National Exhibit
2000 Thomasville Cultural Arts Center
 National Juried Exhibit

2000   First Place Hand Spinning/Wearable,
 Handspun Brown Cotton   Georgia Fair

1999   Georgia Watercolor Society National Exhibit

1999   Second Place Atlanta Artists Center
 Juried Exhibit

1964-65   Falmouth Artist Guild


New England Watercolor Society
  Cape Cod Museum of Art
  Mid-Cape Cultural Arts Council
  Falmouth Artists Guild
  Cape Cod Spinning Guild
  Georgia Watercolor Society President   1999
  Atlanta Artists Center
  High Museum of Art
  Artisans’ Guild of Cape Cod


Centerville   Public Library
  Sturgis Public Library
  Cultural Center of Cape Cod
  Barnstable Senior Center
  Dennis-Yarmouth Adult Ed
  Harwich Historical Museum
  Cotuit Historical Society
  Centerville Historical Museum
Dennis   Manse Historical Site
  Green Briar Nature Center
  Thomas Burgess Museum
  High Museum of Art  
  Atlanta History Center