Born and raised in Paris, Corinne shares her time between France and California after having lived in Brussels, Montreal, Toledo, San Diego and Savannah.
Trained as a lawyer, it was during a three-year stay in the United States that she changed her professional orientation. A sleepless night in the desert made her see another path. A more risky one... creativity.
During a second visit to the United States, she began using recycled supermarket paper bags. She likes the idea of giving life to already recycled material. She accentuates its veins, inscribes this paper in a mental path and gives it meaning.
Nature is at the origin of her inspiration. The use of encaustic is at first complementary. Over time, the medium takes the power over his work.
In 2020, she is back in the United States. This time without children. Her work is a conscious and unconscious catharsis, deliberate or intuitive.
Encaustic painting was practiced by Greek artists as far back as the 5th century B.C. The encaustic medium is made up of beeswax and dammar resin (a tree sap) that are melted together. They are then mixed with professional grade pigments to make the encaustic paint. All layers must be melted and fused together with a torch to create this beautiful sense of depth that you cannot get with any other medium. The paint can be opaque or translucent, allowing the viewer to look deep into the painting and the layers beneath.
The wax also maintains sculptural qualities, inviting marks, carving and texture. Even three-dimensional work is possible. Encaustic paint is best used on a rigid surface that is absorbent and heat resistant. Wood supports are stable panels.