|Morning Sunshine in the Bush
|Evening Light Through the Forest Sentinels
About Corinne Young
She is lucky to paint against a backdrop of trees with birds and kangaroos frequently dropping in ... as well as the occasional brown snake! Her chosen medium is oil. She likes to build layers of paint to create a lovely texture that you can feel as well as look at.
I paint Australian Landscapes with a twist of abstract! I love to paint funky trees because that's how I see them. I never tire of watching their bark change throughout the seasons, the colour change with reflections of light and the various shapes of their limbs. I started to paint later in life after suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury at 52 years of age. Painting initially helped to "unlock" my inner-self, thoughts and feelings that I found hard to express. Through my continued recovery, painting has become a love and passion.
My paintings are inspired by the beauty of nature that surrounds us. I am lucky to paint against a backdrop of trees with birds and kangaroos frequently dropping in ... as well as the occasional brown snake! In particular, trees are very symbolic for me. Even when they lose their bark or leaves and look or feel very different to what they were before, they are still a tree, the same tree! That's what it felt like for me after my injury. I felt like a totally different person, I had to re-learn many basic things in life - but I was still the same person deep inside. I still have to remember to "ground" myself at times - and its the tree that I look to help me.
My preferred medium is oil. I like to build layers of paint to create a lovely texture that you can feel as well as look at. My hope is that my art helps others in their healing journey and provides opportunities for connection with others, good conversations, reflection and mindfulness.
10% of all my sales go to Brain Injury Australia.