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.
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.