Background

Artist Statement

Inspired by the West Coast and its many incredible cloud formations, my paintings are a direct response to the silent beauty of light penetrating the darkness which brings a sense of calmness to all it envelops. Traveling along the coast has provided an endless source of material from which I am create my landscape paintings.

Artist, Louise Bourgeois created art to survive, to understand emotion and pain; this relates to my creative process in a similar way because art provides me with an understanding for my visual imagery. Art gives my life balance and once I have completed an image I can walk away. It is beauty I desire in my work and once I visualize an idea then I can move on to the next canvas.

Living in an urban setting with limited living and breathing room has allowed art to become my escape to a place of calm. My love of space and simplicity comes out in the images I create in my art work. Traditional masters; John Constable, JMW Turner, Courbet and Lawren Harris have all provided artistic influence giving me a deep appreciation and admiration for their work. I use a minimalist approach to compose the land and draw the viewer into the sky above. To capture the emotional feel of the atmosphere, the different time of day, season or temperature and lighting I remove a lot of detail and use colour. I give the ground a figurative look which provides an organic feel but allows the viewer to focus above it. My goal in the landscapes I paint is to create a portal in which the viewer can escape to a place of calmness and serenity.

 

Artist Talks & Demos

Sep.7/14 Artist Gallery Demos: Whister's Farmers Market : Mountain Galleries, Chateau Fairmont Whistler

Aug. 10/14 Artist Gallery Demos: Whister's Farmers Market : Mountain Galleries, Chateau Fairmont Whistler

May 1-7/14“ Artist in Residence“, Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, B.C.

Jul.15&17/13“ Artist Demonstration“, Fairmont VIP Hosted Event, Olympic Plaza, Whistler, B.C.

Jun.30/13
Artist Gallery Demos: Whister's Farmers Market : Mountain Galleries, Chateau Fairmont Whistler

Sep.30, 2012 Artist Gallery Demos: Canada Culture Days : Mountain Galleries, Chateau Fairmont Whistler

Aug.5, 2012 Artist Gallery Demos: Whister's Farmers Market : Mountain Galleries, Chateau Fairmont Whistler

Jul.-Aug.-Sep.2011 Artist Gallery Demos: Whister's Farmers Market : Mountain Galleries, Chateau Fairmont Whistler

November 2002 Artist Speaker Series :: Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design : Guest Speaker for Sandra Semchuk

Jan – May 2002 Telling Story : Voice in Photography :: Website & Collaborative Projects :Canada/Australia (on-line course) Canada & Melbourne

 

Education

B.F.A. Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Fine Arts Certificate Program, Okanagan University/College

Undergraduate Program, Simon Fraser University

When Vancouver-based Corrinne Wolcoski sets to work in her studio, she aligns herself with this sentiment of the late French-American sculptor and artist.

“I like the way she practised art for life,” explains the oil painter. For example, while some people become so attached to their paintings they find it hard to part from them, Wolcoski is the opposite.

The Vancouver Sun, Jan 21, 2011, Lucy Hyslop Section F 1 + 3

West Coast Series; I have loved the ocean since childhood and spend countless hours walking along the beach and looking out at the water. In 2008 I began travelling with my camera gear and sketch pad to capture the beauty I feel so connected to in this landscape. Since then, I have painted a series of works which embodies the emotional feel and serenity I have experienced on these excursions. A favorite place is Porteau Cove, where I have created over a dozen paintings. I began packing along my paints and equipment to do plein air studies two years ago and it has brought a new perspective and understanding of light/clouds in my work.


Professional Experience

2014 Acitve Member, CARFAC, Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens

Oct 2005-Oct 2009 Vice President Alumuni Association, Emily Carr University of Art + Design

May 2003–Oct 2009 Chair, Alumni Gallery Committee, Emily Carr University of Art + Design

2005 Merchants Committee, Artists in Our Midst: Kitsilano

2004-2005 Alumni Board of Directors, Emily Carr University of Art + Design

2004-2006 Volunteer, Artist Collaboration On-line Project, creating and developing a portal for the viewer to  interact and explore

2002-2003 Volunteer, Collaboration Project, Telling Story, Sandra Semchuk, on-line project with students from Australia & Canada


Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. Scott Adams