say exactly what motivates me to paint a particular subject. I see
something and I am very moved by the scene and must paint it. It
strikes an emotional response within me. It is an attempt to crystallize
a moment in time which reminds us of special moments in our lives,
transforming an ordinary scene into a beautiful moving image.
developed her unique style over a number of years of experimentation.
While in school, she attended an exhibition of world famous watercolorist
Dong Kingman and was impressed by his use of vivid colors and intricate
composition. Two other painters, Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper,
also influenced her. Their ability to paint common every day scenes
and communicate a sense of emotion and mood captured her imagination.
Cornell has exhibited her watercolors in numerous juried, solo and
group exhibitions in the United States and Canada and has won many
awards in international juried art shows. Her studio is located
in Rockaway Park, N.Y.