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Christine Corvin

Christine Corvin

Artist Work

For R: Timless
2017
Mixed Media
For Steve: Freebird
2017
Mixed media
For G: The Slippressor
2016
Mixed Media
"Flowers Will Grow"
2016
Mixed Media
For H: Ugly
2018
Mixed Media
In the Palm of My Hand
2017
Mixed Media

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Bio

Thank you for taking a moment to read about my artwork.  I began painting while employed hospice homecare nurse.  I experienced grief on a daily basis in my work,  while also receiving beautiful spiritual gifts from my patients and families. My paintings were a way for me to remember those gifts and to transform my grief into lasting joy.  

Most of my work still begins as "intuitive".  I have no plan or design when I begin.  I just choose colors and patterns that represent either how I am feeling or how I wish that I was feeling.  Sometimes, I create a mixture of patterns and colors and that is enough. I leave the piece for days or weeks, observing it every so often, to wait for a design to emerge. Eventually, it does.

Many of my large pieces tell a specific story about a patient or relate directly to a patient. As a registered nurse, I have a responsibility to maintain patient confidentiality and must abbreviate the stories that I share here.  When I look at the art, I am taken back to the beauty of the patient and the privilege of being able to walk beside them on their final journey.

I have since become a self-taught artist and my current ideas relate to my nursing practice in Baltimore City.  I explore various mediums and styles.

With my art and art products, I hope to inspire a sense of hope, an appreciation for art, and pure 'happy' in the celebration of l​ife.

Namaste.

Christine C.