Collection: Ann Corbett

As an explorer, I open myself to the discoveries of paint and canvas. In that realm is an opportunity to find what lies under the surface of daily consciousness. I begin with loosely applied marks applied in an intuitive manner. Building upon this with spontaneous/loose gesture, I respond with variations of shape, color, texture to create abstraction related to emotion and feeling.

As colors and shapes emerge – some more dramatic and lyrical than others – negative shapes are defined; some areas recede while some blend; and the whole emerges as a simple, all-in-a-moment (gestalt) experience.

These new mark-and-shape relationships can suggest leaves, lozenges, triangles, ovals, dots, waves and other reminders of the natural world’s geometry, patterning and beauty.

Ann Corbett has a BFA from the Corcoran School of Art and Design. Her gestural mark-making and interest in texture has evolved through various post-graduate painting workshops.