Over the last few years my oil and my watercolor images have grown in popularity and I knew it was time I made them available with my own website.
I love creating these paintings and, as simple as it sounds, just want to make pretty pictures I'd like to have in my own home.
I started painting again after a 40 year break (yes, 40!) and have always made oil painting my first love. When I began selling online in 2009 it was with smallworks in watercolor, and my subjects centered around lovely little faces, figures and flowers. Who knew my work in watercolor would be equally rewarding and just as much fun as creating my oil paintings? I'm inspired by classic portraits and sculpture, and often work from charcoal or pencil studies I've done using a live model.
Who are my favorite artists? That changes from time to time, but right now I am smitten with the paintings of Egon Schiele, Paul Ruiz and Dan McCaw.
A couple of years ago one of my watercolor nudes was chosen for a book cover and that seemed to be the catalyst for an increase in the interest and demand for prints of my watercolors, so....here they are, along with all my other work! I hope you love them as much as I love creating them!
With all my thanks, Corinne