Gemma Corvalan
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Portfolios

Psycho Kitty

Water colouor, Mixed media

Wolf

Water colour, mixed media. 

Horse & Hound

Water colour, mixed media 

Irish in the Sun

Water Colour, Mixed Media (SOLD)

Autumn

Water colour, Mixed media

Winter

Water colour, Mixed media (SOLD)

Spring

Water colour, Mixed media 

Dia de los Muertos

Water colour, Mixed media

mixed media, painting, Abstract, Figurative
Water colour mixed media, abstracts, portraiture, Abstract realism and expressionism

Art has always been an integral part of my life. Having grown up within the art world it seemed only natural for me to follow this path, both in higher education studying Art at Norwich College and later Norwich University to achieve a BA (Hons) Art Degree. Art has guided and ruled over my world, being the only tool in which I can express the thoughts and feelings that I simply cannot describe or recognise otherwise. And these days this seems especially relevant.

With the development of my chronic illnesses, one of the only things I managed to rescue from my old life was my love of the arts. No longer able to paint as I once did, I learnt to adapt my work in order to save an important part of my old self. My previous style was forced to change as my body was no longer my own and it was ‘IT’ who dictated what I could or could not do.

Through watercolours and other liquid based mediums I was once again able to paint. The style manifested naturally with what I was physically capable of doing. Just like in life, I had to learn to be comfortable with having a lack of control and instead embrace the watercolours naturally unpredictable application. 

I found myself completely drawn to this beautiful watery substance. The way it moved and crept across my works, creating these overlapping intricate patterns perfect for me to highlight and celebrate its natural imperfections just as I learnt to celebrate my own. Suddenly, I had found a familiar face in this new life. My art has now become like an old friend helping me through a process of self-acceptance and discovery. 

I am currently based in Cambridge, and would like to invite you all for a glimpse into my chronic world.