Corina has established herself as an artist with a style and ability that captures her subjects’ very essence of life. Corina exudes enthusiasm and vitality every moment of the day, endearing her to a growing list of clients. Her clients have seen how her artistic talents can enhance their image and give their fans a new way to treasure them. Corina has become highly respected for her artistic achievements and is associated in name recognition, subject, and quality of painting. By sheer willpower, Corina has progressed to become a very successful Emmy and ABC Network Alpha Award winning broadcast designer, print designer, and passionate sports and celebrity artist.
Among the first to be captured by Corina’s talents with charcoal were athletes Warren Moon and Dennis Rodman. Her popularity reached new limits when she became officially sanctioned by the Frank Sinatra Estate, following Frank Sinatra’s death, to create three different charcoal portraits, which are titled The Frank Sinatra Tribute Series. She had exciting showings in the year 2000 in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, which featured her Frank Sinatra Tribute Series.
The creation of the MVP (Most Valuable Portrait) Series began with a special exhibit in Lake Tahoe at the American Century Golf Tournament., where Corina featured athletes John Elway, Dan Marino and Mario Lemieux.
In the first quarter of 2002, Corina received high recognition when she appeared on the cover of the International Art Magazine, “Art Expressions.” Next she was selected to be one of the featured artists for the Legacy Art Series at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. On February 23rd, the night before the closing ceremonies, Corina unveiled her Legacy painting of Apolo Anton Ohno to Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson and to the City of Salt Lake. The piece commemorating the 2002 Games will remain in the City for years to come. Corina also painted many other Olympic MVP’s including former Olympians Franz Weber, Bonnie Blair, Dan Jansen, Bode Miller, Rosey Fletcher and Apolo Anton Ohno, as well as Paralympics spokesman Chris Waddell. The 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City marked many achievements for Corina.
In 2002, Corina’s subjects included Moya Lear, (the wife of Lear Jet Pioneer, Bill Lear), Ron and Renae Ryan of Ryan International Airlines, and the celebrities from the Reno Film Festival (Gary Busey, Piper Laurie, Marlee Matlin and Elliot Gould). In addition to her many portraits of highly acclaimed subjects, Corina was asked to join forces with endangered species spokesperson, Timothy Treadwell, of Grizzly People. She created a series that helped benefit the harp seal and endangered grizzly bears, prior to Timothy Treadwell’s passing. This captured the eyes of many unique musicians and dj’s worldwide, which led to her being asked to create a series of the world’s top dj’s that was shown in one of New York’s ARC’s in late 2003.
In September 2007, Corina exhibited in the New York Independent Film and Video Festival in Los Angeles where she painted George Clooney, Elton John and Johnny Depp.
Corina recently worked in broadcasting for the ABC affiliate in Seattle for the past five years. In 2008 and 2009, she won the acclaimed ABC Alpha Network award for best co-branded promotion. In 2010, she was asked to work on the Fisher Communications, Inc. Centennial museum exhibit that commemorated Fisher’s 100 years in business. The exhibit was displayed in Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry. Corina is currently working on a new clothing label, By Corina, featuring high quality fabric and design. By Corina is in production and should be in stores in 2011