Cynosure: Kelly Corbett

June 18 – August 30, 2020

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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.

The title of the show, Cynosure means something that strongly attracts attention by its brilliance, interest, etc. It is also something that serves for guidance or direction. (Painting inspired by Schooner Cove in Tofino BC).


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.

The variety of local birds is also a source of inspiration for Kelly. From cute pudgy quail to sleek and graceful birds of prey, Kelly gravitates towards the delicate detail required to represent these interesting creatures.

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.