AboutAward winning Corrie Chiswell's recent works
2006 'Welsh Artist of the Year' competition/exhibition, St David's Hall, Cardiff
2007 The Glamorgan Purchase Prize Exhibition, The Millennium Centre, Cardiff
2008 Wales Portrait Award
Affordable, accessible art from Corrie Chiswell
Corrie's work is a reflection of personal experience, a fascination with painting the figure and a strong leaning towards surrealism and symbolism which allow her to build a cryptic narrative around her subject. Inspiration comes from literature, dreams, people and the world around her. Corrie creates compositions that are rooted in reality but then goes on to alter that reality through surreal manipulation of the figure, its landscape and perspective. She paints intimate portrayals, often in confined claustrophobic compositions, or figures dominating the landscape of the canvas. Her work is often concerned with ideas of transition, metamorphosis or hybrids which manifest themselves in representational figurative work through to more heavily stylised forms. Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Birkenhead + 4 other venues, Birkenhead/Wales.