Corinne’s professional background was in science and medicine. She was a research chemist then a naturopath and lecturer.
She took-up painting as a hobby in 1999, studying Botanical Illustration with Jenny Phillips’ renowned Melbourne Botanical Art School. She then enrolled at Latrobe College of Art and Design to explore more imaginative art forms and other painting techniques.
She also studied a number of printing techniques, at the Australian Print Workshops and the Baldessin Press.
Although she paints mostly for pleasure, Corinne has participated in several group shows with the Melbourne Botanical Art School and Latrobe College. She also exhibited works at the Yea annual Rotary Art Show and at the Highlands HiArt Show. This is her first solo exhibition.
For more than twenty years, Corinne and her husband have divided their life between Melbourne and Yea.
The paintings exhibited here have been made with either water-colours or Sennelier Inks. Sennelier inks are traditional French inks made from extremely fine pigments dissolved in a mixture of water, alcohol and shellac. The high concentration of the pigments make it easier to achieve greater intensity than with water-colours, whereas shellac contributes a glossy look, absent from watercolours or other types of ink. However, working with Sennelier inks is unforgiving: they must be applied very quickly and once applied on paper, they cannot be removed, unlike purely water-based pigments.