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Oil and Acrylic

Using acrylic and oil paints I create art that surfaces from inner subconscious imagery. Without analyzation, I work through a painting consciously rendering the image, adjusting pallet, tone and composition. The effort of creating this way creates a pathway to the subconscious subject, and the mystery of the emotion within. The paintings portray a subtle balance between the reality of subconscious and the fictionality of the conscious mind. My current works are focusing on exploring new surfaces and use of mediums, to help capture the spontaneousness of the world of inner emotion.

In 2012 my family and I moved to Savannah, GA. Here I have had the time and space to devote to painting and also expanding to create with reclaimed wood. In addition to painting, my wife and I opened our popular Etsy shop where we sell our woodcraft and handmade fiber art products.

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Encaustic Mixed Media

After painting with acrylics for many years, she was in search of a new medium to develop a new style. This occurred in 2012 while attending an opening for the encaustic artist Martin Kline. After seeing the exhibit she registered for a workshop to learn the process. Encaustic is the fusing of bees wax and damar resin that has been in use since Ancient times. Cora's style incorporates encaustic, photography, painting, and printmaking.

“Driftwood Beach is one of my newest series, born by my fascination for this magical place.  It consists of ten photo encaustic mixed media works. My objective was to try and capture the raw beauty in nature after years of getting beaten down by the elements. It’s amazing that the trees are still standing with a gnarled and almost petrified appearance.  It’s a place I will never get tired of visiting. Fortunately, I live just an hour away from Jekyll Island, Georgia – to enjoy whenever I like.”



Acrylic & Mixed Media

My work is an exploration in art as a means to resist the status quo of traditional techniques and materials. Only through experimentation, imaginative reasoning and captive observation can new styles and techniques be created. My process crosses the barriers between the physical, mental and spiritual realms with the intention of synthesis. This is accomplished by the meditation of objects and images which are ingested through the imaginative and captive observation techniques. Working this way keeps me on constant alert of everything that I see as it can be potentially part of the assimilation in my art process.
Mixed media, painting and sculpture is a fitting combination to convey topics and narratives that my works cover. The sculpture aspects adds a raised and recessed texture that breaks the bonds of two dimensional limits combined with the application of paint that fills the crevices in various thicknesses and color, which gives the work character and distinctive atmosphere. Working this way excites and challenges me to constantly move forward, creating new work in the myriad chambers of the physical, mental and spiritual realms.

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Oil and Acrylic

Born in New York and raised in Connecticut, I am the daughter of a jazz drummer and the granddaughter of a Radio City Music Hall conductor. As such, I was able to spend many inspiring hours behind the scenes of that amazing world. Art and music have always been at the forefront of my academic and creative endeavors.

My artistic style was, and is still inspired by great music and the Expressionists and Abstract artists of the 19th and 20th century’s.

In my work different “voicings" are used combined with vigorous brushwork creating. One of the contrasts of my work is this tension of texture and transparency. My work is emotionally driven and fluctuates between abstract expressionism to delicate impressionistic realism. I use color, exaggeration, distortion, and some primitivism and symbolism in my work. Most of my paintings have a combination of styles, best described as an improvisation, if you will.

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Pastel and Watercolor

The power of a mark — mark making — drawing...l believe an artist's most powerful tool. The expression of one's self— the ability to direct others. From the cave paintings to modern man, the importance of marks is under-recognized by many, but is a force in mankind.

I have found the soft pastel medium allows me to express my appreciation of the coastal area of Georgia. The landscape and wildlife have become favorite subjects and the love of the pastel medium helps me share my feelings.

I graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a BA and MA in painting and ceramics and am retired after 16 years of teaching.

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American born Venezuelan graphic designer, illustrator, visual artist and educator with more than 40 years of experience. Master of Art (MA) and Master in Fine Art (MFA) at the University of Iowa majored in Graphic Design and Drawing. Sixteen years as Professor at Savannah College of Art & Design (Georgia, USA), one of the most prestigious universities in the United States specialized on Art and Design.

Guest professor, lecturer and exhibitor in 18 countries, including China, Germany, France, England, South Africa, Czech Republic, Spain, Kuwait, Bahrain, and The USA.

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