Kelly Corbett: Aqueous

FEBRUARY 4 – MARCH 1, 2020


ARTIST TALK with  KELLY CORBETT, Friday, February 21st, 2020, 1pm 

Water is one of the most important substances on earth. All plants and animals must have water to survive. It is undeniable that spending time near natural bodies of water instills a feeling of calmness and ease of mind. There is something about witnessing free-flowing bodies of water shifting in their natural course that is comforting, and in some way connects us to the bigger, universal picture. Water is, quite literally, part of what makes us who we are and acknowledging the impact that it has on our wellbeing allows for a greater understanding of exactly why we are so drawn to it.

Artist Statement:

As a realist painter, my motivation is to share my visual experiences. To create paintings that speak both to me and to others about the beauty that exists in British Columbia. My style invites the viewer to recall their own past adventures and relive the sights and scents of BC’s natural environment. Through my artwork I try to bring the outside in, to pay tribute to the natural world and remind us how rewarding it can be to take the time to reconnect with nature.

Nanoose Bay artist Kelly Corbett presents her expression of majestic British Columbia Holding diplomas in both Fine Art (UFV) and Photography Academy, Kelly combines academic training with her natural talent, painting with acrylics. Kelly’s style invites you to take a step outside; a trip through the forest; or an outing by kayak to commune with the natural world.
As an avid outdoorswoman, Kelly draws inspiration from her hiking, kayaking, and camping trips throughout BC. She captures the unique features of stunning wilderness scenes with her camera and uses the images taken as the muse for her paintings. For the outdoorsy, Kelly’s painting style invites you to recall your adventures and relive the sights and scents of BC’s natural environment. And for those people that may not have the opportunity to get to remote wilderness locations, these paintings offer a glimpse into a world that is inviting and ready for you.

Kelly takes pride in completing paintings that look realistic and offers to all people, the chance to see and experience the beauty that is British Columbia.