Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Art of Jim Corbett - to my mind a wonderful artist, and dear acquaintance.

I just love Jim - he is a wonderful artist and not given enough "recognition". Many "would-be art afficionados" self appointed or otherwise; are unaware of his existence let alone his various talents. I have seen the most amazing surrealist type images, as well as landscapes and other work of his. I own 3 large Corbetts and am proud to have them in my collection. - Ludolf.


Jim Corbett was born in 1945 and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. During his formative youth, Jim had a casual interest in art. By the sixties, the casual interest became a passion and eventually an all-consuming obsession.

Corbett enrolled in the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Commerce, which seemed to be a sensible choice at the time. However, during the three years he spent in Commerce, Jim’s creative urges could not be ignored.

Winning first prize in the Manisphere Art Exhibit & Competition in the seventies gave Jim Corbett a newfound confidence. He had a voracious appetite to learn about fine art, which led Jim to enroll in a variety of art classes in the evenings while he worked in the advertising industry during the day. Jim had some terrific art instructors who encouraged him to challenge his abilities.

Creating fine art while managing his own advertising art studio for ten years was draining, but it broadened Jim’s expertise. These years of hard work are now paying off, resulting in painting tours, representation in Canadian Galleries, and his works finding homes in private collections both nationally and internationally.

Jim Corbett now shares with others what he learned by instructing at the Forum Art Institute in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


ARTIST’S STATEMENT

My quest to create art with substance became a long arduous journey. I needed to
create intriguing images of mysterious beauty; My image in image concepts have brought me closer than I have ever been in my life.

Early in my career the power of Mother Nature caught my attention. There is nothing
more enthralling to me than Mother Nature when she unleashes the devastating force
of her anger in contrast to a gentle summer breeze.

I embrace Mother Nature as a great business partner even though she is
temperamental, unpredictable and somewhat cruel at times. I try to capture that
personality in a unique way so others may have an appreciation as well.

5 comments:

D.Macri said...

He probably doesn't remember but I had an interesting exchange with him. I was helping set up an exhibit at the Magnus Eliason (where I have a couple murals). Mr Corbett stopped and looked very confused at a dirty pizza box hanging as a painting in the exhibition. I eventually had to let him off the hook, and tell him it was me who had put it there, and no artist had really submitted it for the show (it was sitting on the table of works I was supposed to hang, so I was being a little cheeky).

word verif: bulphobe
haha!
fear of bull Sh%t?

wolfBoy said...

ever seen the work of Hugh G. Rice?

it reminds me of this, plus one of your earlier posted works.

Ludolf Grollé said...

Yes - Irish guy lives in Winnipeg about my age maybe a few years either way. Great work, love it.
I try to get to know as many artists work as I can - I realise there are porbably dozens that I may have missed but am very interested if you candirect me. Thanks. "L"

james said...

The piece he's working on in the photo makes me think of Flemish painter Rene Magritte.

Wow, that's some nice cloud painting.

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