Corinne Jones, Featured Artist
Resides: New Braunfels, Texas USA
Style of work: Realism
Subject matter: Animals, Pets
Medium(s) used: Acrylic
Corinne's artwork was juried and selected as the "BEST IN SHOW" for Camelback Gallery's "Happiness" Painting Competition. Part of the award is a 3-month on-line residency on CB's Featured Artist Page.
"When I was in my sophomore year of high school, my art teacher gave us the assignment to paint our pets. I decided to paint my little maltipoo named Jackson and worked extremely hard on it. After some time, I was one of the only students still not done with the assignment because I wanted him to be perfect! Thankfully, all my hard work paid off and my teacher absolutely adored it! I posted the painting on my instagram account and, to my surprise, other people wanted a portrait of their own pet too! I was absolutely thrilled more and more people requested paintings and before I knew it, I had my very own pet portrait business with the help of my mother and kind friends. I have 3 sizes (12"x 12", 14"x 18", 16"x 20") but I've also done custom sizes like 30"x 40" seen in the first picture! I paint my portraits with acrylic paint and also do custom add ons like flowers and special backgrounds! I am beyond blessed to have this as my student part time job. The reactions I receive are always so heartwarming which makes me love giving someone the joy of always being able to remember their pet." Corinne