Tony Corbitt, Jr

I am a self-taught artist living and working in Asheville NC. 

Inspired by the French Masters of the late 19th Century, I favor the wet on wet approach of oil painting “alla prima”; emphasizing tonal relationships and sound draftsmanship with broad sweeps of a loaded brush. Painting from life is challenging and often unforgiving, but the sense of immediacy it endows a painting is invaluable. Working from the round creates an intimacy between the subject and myself.  This personal connection is paramount, and I can’t get that working from a photograph, isolated in a studio. 

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