WHY do artists create, and what inspires their creativity? We explore what inspires an artist in the Artworks of Corrine Ketelaar.
Corrine Ketelaar has always been an artist – in the gardens she designed and tended, the cut flower arrangements she made, and in the knitting, sewing and fine needlework she created. But she didn’t pick up a paintbrush until her mid-sixties, around the same time she developed Parkinson’s disease. For her, painting is so relaxing it is a type of meditation. When she paints, the tremors that are a sign of Parkinson’s disappear.
Corrine paints for the joy of creating, exploring delicate details of shape and colour in the flowers she loves. She enjoys finding just the right colour or tone for the study of a flower, or experimenting with different types of paper or paint for an entirely new result.
This collection was chosen to exhibit the different styles the artist has experimented with over the past 15 years and thus is not meant to be representative of her best work.
As Corrine has never sold or exhibited any of her work, you are the first outside of her family and friends to see it.
I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.