Cornelia Craine named July Artist of the Month
From Special Reports
The Newnan-Coweta Art Association has selected Cornelia Craine as the featured “Artist of the Month” for July. Ms. Craine’s art will be featured in the entry way to Newnan City Hall until July 31.
Ms. Craine gathers inspiration and subject matter from her local surroundings, as well as, her extensive travels. She has a great passion for the sea, the countryside and gardens. Her paintings are created on a synthetic surface called YUPO. This is a tree free paper originally used in the printing industry.
She attended art classes in high school but did not return to painting until she retired. At the time Ms. Craine resided in Florida and she progressed through workshops, starting in oils with Gary Jenkins. However, due to allergies, Cornelia switched to watercolor and began workshops with Nita Engle, Robbie Laird, Betty Carr, and Richard Stephens. She also completed a photo workshop with James Rogers. She met and painted, for many years, with Taylor Ikin, the YUPO Queen.
Ms. Craine is a member of the Newnan-Coweta Art Association, The Fayette Society of Fine Arts (SOFA), Georgia Watercolor Society and was the Artist in Residence for three years at the Santee State Park in South Carolina.
Newnan-Coweta Art Association’s general meetings are held the third Monday of each month (from August through May) at the Harriet Alexander Art Center on Hospital Road at 7 p.m. An art demonstration is presentation each month. Visitors and new members are always welcome.