In a world flooded with art and creativity how do we set ourselves apart in a competitive market? The answer is; brand and relationships. Amazing talent does not make you a profitable artist and an artist with a great brand does not make you a profitable; the magic comes in combining the two. Each artist has to find their own path of branding and how it should be applied. And this can come in many forms such as a unified style or even just a unified technique to the work.Read More
My Three Surfers. How they were created...
In college and through my undergraduate studies I was a realist painter. I loved the Renaissance masters and studied them throughout my schooling. When I returned to painting in 2015, I began to paint in realism styles, as it was what I knew. Over the last year I have delved deep into the world of abstract realism, contemporary realism and contemporary abstracts. One of the goals I had for myself when I returned to painting was to evolve how I approached people as subjects in my work. I wanted to maintain a realism to them, but also bring my new found love of contemporary and modern brush strokes. And, the subject matter had to be something outside of my comfort zone. The result, my surfers.
The surfer I completed was "Calm at Folly" in April of 2016.
"The White" was completed shortly after in the same month, April 2016.
It was sometime later before I completed the last in this series. Moving away from female surfers, I chose to do a male in a more active position. "Into the Blue" was completed in September 2016.
These three pieces are in a show at the North Charleston City Gallery through November 2016 and are for sale. Afterwards, they will be available on my website for direct purchase. For more information on how to purchase any of the pieces, please email me at email@example.com.
I will be releasing a few more abstract marshes over the upcoming months and then I will be coming back to people in my "Ladies in Hats" series to be released in 2017.
This Holiday, I decided to put together a gift guide of some of my southern favorites. The south is known for its great food, charm and lifestyle, but one of my favorite things are the artisans and small businesses that are the heart of the south. Here are some of my favorite picks for special people in your life. You are welcome, your holiday shopping just got a little easier.
Happy Holidays! CoryRead More
The Hamptons are a playground for the rich, famous and elite living in and around the New York city area. Known for lavish houses, five star restaurants and some of the finest shopping on the eastern seaboard, the Hamptons are a popular Summer destination. This fall, I had a wonderful opportunity to visit the Hamptons and let me tell you, this would be my recommended time of year to visit!Read More
Social media can be a lonely place. You may have thousands of followers, but how many of those followers are real relationships? Artists not working in a collaborative space can feel isolated. Creatives thrive on community and collaboration. While I value being able to work in my home studio close to my family, it can also be hard and lonely.Read More
Choosing a painting medium is personal. And I am not here to sway you one way or another. I am here to give a little insight into why I choose to use acrylic and the tools that are my favorite.Read More
Purchasing art has been a long time obsession. For many years I stayed away from purchasing original art as I thought I could not afford it and I felt that, as an artist, I should be decorating my home with my own work. This could not be further from the truth. Once I began to collect works from the artists I love, how I viewed my work and who I wanted to be as an artist changed. I was inspired and found an inner joy.Read More