18 x 24 in.
Oil on mounted linen
Available through the artist
Final Touches is part of Sandra Corpora’s series of figurative paintings depicting familiar and very real subjects. Sandra views the collection of paintings as her exploration of contemporary genre painting.
Another work in the series, Wine Merchant, is displayed in the juried show Virtuosos of the OPA at Cutter and Cutter Fine Art Gallery in St. Augustine, Florida and appears in an upcoming issue of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine. Another, Placido, was accepted in the OPA (Oil Painters of America) National Exhibition at Illume Gallery of Fine Art in St. George, Utah. The opening reception is Friday, May 10th. The exhibit and sale continues through June 7th.
Sandra paints very often from life and speaks of feeling an emotional connection to the subjects. This energy and her keen observation are both apparent in the final paintings.
“Evident in each piece is Corpora’s intense study of inanimate or animate subject, her skill in rendering color, light, form, and personality, and her drive for learning and refinement,” wrote Dr. Christine I. Oaklander, art historian and curator, speaking of her figurative, landscape and still life work.
Collectors express similar remarks. “Your painting jumped off the wall and into my arms…so I had to buy it. I adore it. I love your use of light and your brushstrokes are bold and luscious,” Joan Bromley recently told Sandra.
Ed Courrier of the Lehigh Valley Press wrote of her landscape paintings as figurative work “…stunning in size, detail and atmosphere.”
Honors and awards earned in this past year have been numerous. Sandra won the August Master Class Art Muse Contest. PleinAir Magazine honored her in the June/July PleinAir Salon competition with Second Overall Winner and Best Animal and the Artist Magazine Annual Competition earned Sandra the Third Place Award for Animal/Wildlife. Other honors have included an Award of Excellence from the American Women Artists Juried Exhibition at the Haggin Museum in Stockton, California, acceptance in the Portrait Society of America 14th Annual Members Only Competition Finalist for both Non-Commissioned Portrait And Animals as Subject, and being juried into both The American Impressionist Society 19th Annual National Juried Exhibition at the Peninsula School of Art and NOAPS Best of America Small Painting National Exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee.