Corinne Lapin-Cohen is an artist living and working in Katonah, New York, where she teaches drawing and painting at StoneHouse Studio. She is a member of the Inspiration Art Group International, the American Society of Botanical Artists, the Society of Layerists in Multi-Media, and the Katonah Museum of Artists.
Corinne was the founder of the botanical art program at The Lasdon Arboretum, taught botanical watercolor and drawing at The New York Botanical Gardens, Northern Westchester Center for the Arts, and as an adjunct professor at Lehman College. Her work is exhibited in museums, universities, art galleries, corporate headquarters, botanical gardens, arboretums, hospitals and environmental centers throughout the country. She is included in the permanent collection of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at Carnegie Mellon University, Ameriprise, and Merrill Lynch.
She participated in the panel discussion “Artists Talking on Art” with the Smithsonian Institution, and appears as a guest lecturer to various groups speaking on botanical or abstract art.
Her artwork is acquired by collectors and has been published in books and periodicals.
After painting traditional botanical watercolors for 25 years, nature continues to be her muse. She draws in silver and gold metalpointe, and paints in oil, watercolor, and pastel on canvas. Her work has become a balance between pure abstraction and identifiable subject matter.
“Experiences, sensations and stored memories, inspire me to give visual voice to the beauty, fragility and ephemeral nature of our world. These works are open-ended improvisations, allowing me to be spontaneous as I move, make marks, and dance my way over the surface.
I wish the viewer will sense that something “other” then the visible inhabits the work.“