Corrina Rothwell is a self-taught artist, illustrator and greeting card publisher who is well known in Nottingham to create colourful, witty cards and prints inspired by everyday life. She now moves into large scale paintings full of colour and the bigger the better with these wonderful pieces.
"This series of paintings has evolved from my initial return to painting in 2016 where I was working on multi coloured paintings of cats' faces. I found myself less and less inclined to depict actual things in my pictures. It took me a while to relax into the idea that I didn't have to paint pictures of things and that it was ok just to go with what felt right without knowing what the painting was about. I got really involved in the whole process of mark making and putting colours together. Over time it's become apparent to me that much of the work is about journeys, and change, and the transition from dark to light with all the obstacles that lie in between. A lot of the work was done whilst I was in the process of moving house which I think has had a significant impact."
Corrina also creates private and commercial illustration projects and is currently writing and illustrating a children's picture book. This show will be a brilliant one, now sadly moved to later in the year due to time constraints from the gallery, but it will be well worth the wait.