Spotlight – Leisa Shannon Corbett
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LEISA SHANNON CORBETT
Waukegan Arts Council board members Carolyn Brode and Lori Nerheim recently interviewed Leisa in her Grayslake home studio. Article written by Carolyn Brode. Artist video by Lori Nerheim.
Leisa Shannon Corbett is a multi-talented professional artist with extensive credentials including a BA from Berlin, Germany’s European Division of the University of Maryland, and a Masters in Fine Art, Visual Arts, with 60 hours from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Leisa is a landscape, figurative, and abstract painter who explores her subjects—be it a stormy rural setting, the play of light on objects, or the very personal struggles and inner nature of the people in her portraits—with psychological and spiritual depth. She has an abiding interest in exploring spaces and shapes as inspiration for creative reverie. Her explorations often take the form of large geometric abstractions that suggest urban architecture whether it be inspired by living in the walled city of Berlin or visiting downtown Chicago.
Like most artistic people she has an interesting and eclectic background that has helped to define her work. She has lived and worked abroad for many years, as well as California, Vermont and Texas, but her heart and soul remain in her own words “as a true Midwesterner born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri.”
Returning to those Midwestern roots and living among the prairie and wetlands of Northern Illinois during the past few years has inspired Leisa to paint naturalistic landscapes that reveal the joy, wonder, and peace she feels living in the Midwest…. To read the complete article click here.
Leisa’s paintings are currently on exhibit at the Dandelion Gallery and for the ArtWauks on November 17 and December 15.
109 S. Genesee Street
224-430-9975Leisa is exhibiting a one-person show titled “I’ve Got Peace Like a Prairie in My Soul” at the David Adler Music and Arts Center in Libertyville
from November 2 thru 30, 2012.
David Adler Arts Center
1700 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Leisa can be reached at:
Leisa Shannon Corbett Art Studio
studio phone: 224.538.8432