Louise Corke

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Louise Corke

For me the making of art is a direct emotional response to my experiences. I like to think of pastel painting as a dance across the page with tone and colour.The dance I perform is pure gestural expression. I marry my heart to my hand and together they speak visual music. Sometimes the beauty, colours and light play are overwhelming and I am forced to blurt the information onto the surface in quick strokes saying just enough about how I am feeling towards my subject rather than telling what my subject looks like.

At other times I linger and drink in all that I perceive and gently caress the painting surface with delicate information out of pure respect and amazement. The dance on the surface is always unique, rhythmic yes, but not contrived. It has to be genuine, it has to express my inner most responses, and it has to be mine and mine alone. Though I dance alone I dance for others to enjoy so they too can palpate the emotions of the visual music.My recent solo exhibition was entitled “Something Beautiful, Something Good” which successfully expressed my artistic focus of wanting to share with others the love of all things beautiful.As a Master Pastelist, I readily offer my paintings for sale and am available for workshops. Classes are held weekly in Pimpama on the Gold Coast Australia.

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