A little over a year ago I began to move back toward my brushes, after more than a decade solely devoted to creating and shaping three little people. Since then, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying immersing myself, quite literally, in paint.
My work focuses mainly on that journey, capturing the everyday, the places, the people and the opportunities for challenge and growth. I think of myself navigating the “in between” states life offers through my work. Artist/Mother, Urban/Rural, I enjoy finding the beauty in the contrasts of the mundane. My work is often dramatic and energetic, and mostly allaprima, taking full advantage of the tactile properties of oil paint.
An Ontario College of Art, Painting and Drawing Alumni, I still crave opportunities to hone my craft. In the last year I’ve been thrilled to study under many successful artists including, Gary Smith, Stefan Galvenek, Costa Dvorezky, Kristy Gordon, Juan Martinez and most recently Bryce Liston. My work can be found in private collections throughout Toronto.
Corynn Kokolakis (b. 1978)
Portrait Curriculum Luc Sculpture 2016
Landscape Luc Sculpture 2016
Classical Portraiture ARA 2017
Artwalk in the Square 2017, Toronto
Art in the Park 2017, Oakville
“Heaven on Earth” Artusiasm, Toronto
“Boys and their Toys” Artusiasm, Toronto
“Life in the City” Artusiasm, Toronto
“The Painting Show” Gerrard Art Space, Toronto
“Pancakes & Booze” Toronto
“Open House” Artusiasm, Toronto
“Portraiture in the Making” Red Line Cafe, Toronto