While my journey as a professional artist began in 2014 with the opening of my Etsy store, CorinneMelanieArt, my desire to make and create dates back as long as I can remember. As a child I would weave together imaginary worlds, creating characters and castles and dreamlike landscapes for them to live in. As I matured, so too did my creations.
When I graduated from highschool I wanted to understand more about the world we live in, and the multifaceted study of business and commerce and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Studies. Despite my corporate career tracking well, I was never able to stop yearning to make and create. I resumed painting as a hobby, and not long after sharing the first artwork on Facebook, a buyer asked if they could buy it, and well, the rest is history.
Since then I opened the doors of my Etsy store and I’ve been working on developing my unique and individual style. I’m currently drawn to creating classic, contemporary, dreamlike portraits of clouds and abstract expressionist works.
“My inspiration is the incredible world we live in. I am constantly in awe of what surrounds us, in all it’s beauty, raw reality and unpredictability. By creating art, I hope to share with you all how the world looks through my eyes.”
People and relationships are also of incredible inspiration to me. I remain working full-time in my role as a people and culture Advisor for a large corporate, and my experiences with humans and the way they think, feel and react continues to inspire new works.
“Art cultivates so much emotion in people. It brings us together and connects us. It creates atmosphere and environments for us to live, grow, love and nurture each other.”
I will always have a thirst for new knowledge, and am currently undertaking a Masters degree in Human Resources and Law. Despite my corporate work and studies, my art remains an equally important and very necessary, piece my life. I will always a passion for making and creating. Painting balances my left brain with my right, it brings me peace and a sense of achievement, it brings joy and happiness to those who discover and love it, and it continues to inspire and delight me.
Here at my personal blog corinnemelanie.com I share what inspires me, beautiful things and beautiful places I discover, and personal notes behind my artwork. Corinnemelanieart.com is the online store, where I showcase my artwork to the world, share available original paintings, fine art prints and digital downloadable art. When I’m not painting, working or studying, I practice yoga. I’m also passionate about food and wine and exploring the outdoors.