"Visions of Nature" by Corliss Blakely
July 2, 2010 through September 25, 2010
Artist's Reception: Friday, July 2 from 5:30 to 8 pm
Corliss Blakely, a seventh generation Vermonter, was born in St. Albans where she presently lives. She received her formal art training at Vesper George Art School and The Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston. Corliss paints still-life and Vermont landscapes in a classically realist style. The homes, farms, and antiques of her ancestors in Northern Vermont often are portrayed in her paintings. Corliss is internationally recognized for her work in several media, including watercolor, oil, and egg tempera. Her paintings hang in collections on every continent.
Corliss is now painting on the iPhone and iPad, which has “opened up a new world for artists,” she says.
“The world is changing and artists now have a new canvas to create on.” Corliss has translated her meticulous technique in oils to these new technologies. She will demonstrate painting on her iPhone and iPad with ArtStudio, her favorite painting app.
Corliss Blakely’s work is displayed in conjunction with the Flynn’s annual Garden Tour on Sunday, July 11th. This year’s tour features gardens located in Burlington neighborhoods. Corliss will be in the Gallery on Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm and will demonstrate her new process of painting using her iPhone and iPad.