Biography, Artist Statement, and Awards
Patricia Louise Corbett - Oil Painter
The visual world has always captured Patricia Corbett’s interest and admiration. Born the oldest of 13 children, somehow she managed to find time to develop her passion for art, drawing and sketching from an early age. One day her art teacher, Dr. Bluske introduced her to the Moonlight Sonata as a way to inspire the inner artist. She was so moved she began studying music. This ultimately lead to an international career as a professional opera/concert singer.
When Ms. Corbett joined the Connecticut art circuit she amazed all with her spontaneous ability to break out in song. She became known as the “beautiful songbird of the art world.”
Her art captures that same sort of spontaneous spirit, which can be seen in her surrealistic impressions of the Merritt Parkway by expressing what the original designers of the magnificent bridges intended. They wanted to have their work blend with that of the light and lyricism of the natural flow of the landscape. In her works you will see this harmony.
In a recent art residency in Italy she felt a kinship with the lyrical quality of the pastoral scenes. In her paintings, 40 in all, she clearly captured the simplicity of the countryside and its natural beauty!
“I paint because I must. Oil is my medium,” says Patricia. She goes on to say that she paints in the “impressionistic style with a surreal flavor.” Painting is the outpouring of her “deep desire to express the world we live in.”
Ms. Corbett has studied with many artists across the United States such as Sherrie McGraw, Ron Rencher, Kathy Anderson, Don Demers, Sandra Wakeen, Will McCarthy, Aline Ordman and John Massimino. While visiting her daughter in Paris, France, she studied at the Academié Le Grand Chaumier.
Lyme Art Association, Art League of New Britain, Clinton Art Society,
Connecticut Women Artists, New Haven Paint & Clay.
Bachelor of Arts applied in Art at Immaculate Heart College 1965
Recipient for "Who's Who Among Colleges & Universities"
Graduate studies at UCLA and USC 1966-67
Scottsdale Art Institute - Ron Rencher 2008
Academié Le Grand Chaumiére - Paris, France 2010
Workshops with Sherrie McGraw (2016), Kathy Anderson (2015),
Don Demers (2014), Will McCarthy (2016) Farnese, Italy,
Sandra Wakeen (2017) - Florence Italy
June 2019: Academic Artists Association for Stiletto, Juror's Award
April 2019: Connecticut Women Artists for Moon Shadows, Council Award
May 2018: Art League of New Britain for Ah! To Be All Alone, First Prize
October 2017: Southington Arts for Stiletto, Top 3 Awards
May 2016: Sundance, Best In Oils
April 2017: Arts Center East, Lavender’s Blue Top 3 Awards
August 2016: Clinton Art Society for Stiletto, Third Place
August 2009: Charles F. Shea Memorial Prize for Summertime
October 2014: Granby Art Association Award for Lavender’s Blue
2012: Salmon Creek
November 2012: Essex Art Association Award for Early Spring Rain
July 2011: Ann Penniman Award for Snow Jamboree
May 2012: Lyman Allyn Museum, London, CT. Into The Woods
April 2012: Cheshire Art League’s E.H. Scott Art & Design Award for Lady of the Lake
July 2010: Guilford Art League for The Twilight Zone
June 2010:Wethersfield Academy of Art Honorable Mention for Ann’s Rose Arbors
April 2010: Arts & Crafts Assn. of Meriden Honorable Mention for Into The Glen