For me, this process involves an intuitive invitation and an act of “presence” that hovers, waiting to share a moment of truth…
Art has been my filter through which I have processed emotion, it fills me and it translates me to me. Like Music to the soul
Art exists with inspiration and we all find our muse somewhere significant to our personal language of creation.
Art speaks to each of us in different ways.
Art is for lifting up, for sharing, and for communicating with passion
Artist CV – Corla McGillivray
Always drawn to art and design, I have worked in many careers that used color and design in some context… interior design, drapery, fashion design… and more recently have used the same eye for design in creating web design and photoshop manipulation. Previously, I have found art to be an outlet for emotional health and healing and continue to explore it as a therapeutic form of communication with self.
Back to the brush, after several year hiatus, I am exploring acrylics for the first time and enjoying the freedom and experimentation that it lends to my loose and abstract style. I trust my inner knowing and have developed an intuitive approach to my art.
b. 1958 – Elrose, SK
Post Secondary training – Fashion Merchandising – Olds Alberta 1977
Multiple years of Adult Art Group in Rosetown, SK with annual showings and ribbons achieved for my presentations.
Artists worked with during these years included:
Employed at Willow Studio:
Saskatoon from 2004 – 2008
• Art relevance, displaying and organizing annual “Tree” art show and sale
Personal Art Making :
Back to active work, 2012 – present
At Saskatoon EX
- 2014 – 2nd place ribbon in Advanced division &- honourable mention in Theme division
- 2015 – 2nd place ribbon in Advanced division
Sessions Participated in:
En Plein Aire – 2013/14 with Bobbi Clackson Walker at Wanuskewin Heritage Centre
Bookmaking & Marbling Techniques – Art Placement 2014
2015 – Laureen Marchand @ http://laureenmarchand.com/artist-mentoring/
Art in Collections:
Private Collections in Saskatchewan and Alberta