Michael Corr is an award-winning contemporary painter and was born in Campbeltown, Scotland, 1987. He works primarily in the medium of painting and drawing. As a 2010 graduate from the commended Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (Dundee), Corr’s formal training as a Graphic Designer along with a primary interest in expressive art, have developed into a uniquely powerful style of painting and drawing. Focusing on portraiture and figurative art, Corr’s work is driven by the process of portraying his subject(s) through an instinctive and expressive whilst considered application. Corr’s artistic process relies on surrounding himself with material he finds emotionally & visually compelling. From newspaper clippings, photographs and film to short stories and specific colour combinations; he extracts and edits individual elements to create a pallet of inspiration which influences his work. From an initial composition and colour pallet, Corr’s subjects are explored and personified through the use of experimental mark making with various tools. These range from the traditional to the more unusual; from hog’s hair brushes to hairdresser’s combs. Corr’s had both group and solo exhibitions across Scotland and has private collectors based in the UK and internationally afield. He is based and practices at his garden studio space in Alloa, Scotland.
This is a sample of his work
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