Corina is a West Australian artist and photographer, specialising in drawing, painting, and natural light newborn and family portraiture. She completed her Bachelor of Arts (Art) at Curtin University, Perth in 2009 and has been working as a self employed artist since graduating. Corina has displayed her work in a number of exhibitions and galleries including the Art Gallery of Western Australia, and her work is also a part of the John Curtin Gallery Collection.
The two fundamental inﬂuences for my artwork are drawn from my spirituality and emotions. My Christian faith and connection with God is integral to my work, and much of my inspiration comes from reading scriptures in the Bible and my connection to God during prayer and worship. The beauty in God’s creation and nature also contribute to this, particularly the forms and colours that are found in nature. These things, I believe, are a reﬂection of God and His majesty and glory in the earth.
Secondly, my emotions play a significant role to my art as it is an outlet for processing feelings. Producing art while allowing myself to feel various emotions is a powerful tool that can help establish a connection with other people. Further, their own emotional feelings can be generated from a careful and sensitive viewing of my art. Emotions change and impact everything from our thoughts and perspectives to our physical movements, and the outflow of emotions onto a canvas allows me to create different colours, brush strokes, control and details that can be determined by the emotion I am feeling at the time. While my work is not reliant on feeling emotion, it has become a natural part of my art process.
The primary mediums I work with in my art practice are oil paints, spray paints and pencils, although my style contrasts between different mediums. Abstract, impressionist and expressionist styles can be found in my paintings, and the use of fluid brush strokes and pouring are also a part of my technique. My pencil work is more a realistic style, and I love using coloured pencils to create depth and layers to my drawings. However, with both paints and pencils, the use of colour is a very important element in my art. I focus on using tones, shades and different saturations to create colour palettes that are very aesthetically beautiful to viewers and evoke emotions in them.
Thus what I seek to accomplish through my work is to connect viewers to the beauty of God and their own spirituality while also creating images that bring viewers to a place where they can allow themselves to connect with their own emotions.
2012 Heart and Hope Cambodia, John Curtin Gallery, Bentley
2010 Anywhere But Here, Soto Espresso, Mount Lawley
2009 Curtin University Graduates Show, Curtin University, Bentley
2006 International Student Arts Festival Tokyo, Japan
2006 Year 12 Perspectives, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth