We had the good fortune of connecting with Eileen Corse and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Eileen, what is the most important factor behind your success?
I think my style is the reason for my success. I struggled with what that exactly should be. It took a few years, and when I stopped fighting it, my natural style evolved. My style is unique and recognizable. People can tell that the painting was done by me, which is what all artists strive for.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I have worked very hard to be where I am today. I am so grateful and fortunate to have a good business sense that works well with my artistic vision. So many artists struggle with the business side, but for me,
it comes naturally.
I owned a fine art gallery for eight years, which is where I first got my feet wet on the business side of
art. I also started a non-profit for women painters and ran that for eight years. Then I closed the gallery
and non-profit to concentrate on my own artwork.
I think what sets my art apart is clearly my style. I paint with oils. But, I primarily apply the paint with a
3-inch pallet knife in thick, rich strokes. Although I paint a familiar subject matter, I purposefully paint in
a way that the viewer cannot walk past without stopping to take a look.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I recently attended a wedding at the beautiful Atlanta Botanical Gardens. I cannot say enough good things about the gardens. I was lucky enough to experience the holiday lights that were on display throughout the gardens. What a delightful experience. I highly recommend a visit. I also attended the Van Gogh Immersion exhibition. I would recommend a visit to that as well. It was a very unique way to “experience” art.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My husband bought me my very first painting kit as a gift and that got me going. He’s always been supportive. I could not do what I love without family and friends there to encourage me.

My role model I suppose is Alice Williams. I attended her workship – my very first instruction on
painting. She opened my eyes to color and value. Her favorite saying is “Value, Value, Value”

Website: www.eileencorse.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eileen.corse/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNu3IX-OsEEPQy2tIdRb34A

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