The Cape Cod shores, Corinne’s first source of inspiration, continue to be an underlying influence in her painting today. Corinne sold her first painting on the sidewalk in front of the Falmouth Artists Guild 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 she 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. Producing original handknit, hand woven work from handspun natural dyed wool, silk and cotton. Fond memories of her own small flock inspire her to use sheep as a main subject in many of her paintings.
My influencers early on were Andrew Wyeth and Claude Monet. I employ traditional watercolor technique with a unique and individual approach.
When you begin a painting, besides choosing the subject, the colors and composition, it’s important that you are clear about your own personal objective and concentrate on communicating your chosen objective instead of getting things “just right.” It's important to remain true to your objective. My goal is to capture the emotional connection with my subject and share the beauty of human emotion with the viewer whether it’s old cotton barns in Georgia, a Cape Cod shore or a field of lavender in Provence.