Corynne Taillefer



Corynne Taillefer was born in Prince George and grew up in Vancouver. She was introduced to drawing and painting at a very early age by her artist mother. Corynne is predominantly self-taught and works mainly in watercolour. Her latest compositions focus on the vibrant colours and patterns in beetles.

Artist Statement

This series of watercolours is my interpretation of scientific illustrations of beetles. I use the scientific format as a jumping-off point to explore colour, pattern and form. I blend traditional realism with the modern and vital medium of watercolour. Over many years, I have developed a technique of building up multiple layers of translucent washes to create 3D forms and a vibrant depth of colour. Dry brush and coloured pencils are added at the end for texture.


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