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Corbière Liisa | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography

  • Corbière Liisa | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography
Corbière Liisa
I prefer taking liberties of interpretation and giving free rein to my impressions.
Liisa grew up in Finland and was attracted to art from a very young age. While she was still unaware of which technique she would choose, she did know that she wanted to study art. In addition to her fine arts studies she also learned the trade of weaver. She arrived in France at the age of 25 and discovered Corsica, Provence and the region's backcountry. To make a living, Liisa did various odd jobs, however she never forgot the artistic training of her youth. Liisa then met her artist husband who recognised her talent and encouraged her to return to her first love: painting. He showed her different styles to work in and after a period of investigation, Liisa began to concentrate all her efforts on her personal expression.
One single topic inspires her: the natural environment of Provence and the sea. She expresses on canvas the essence of Provence, where she has lived for thirty years. She became interested in the Provençal painting of Ambrogiani and she was fascinated by the way the painter applied very lively colours in thick layers. Such boldness is unknown in Finland. Liisa takes walks in the countryside, where she makes sketches, watercolours and takes photos, and then paints in her studio, which allows her to simplify and stylise the composition, and to move away from a too descriptive way of painting. Oil colours are applied in a generous paste. Her use of the knife rather than brushes allows her to simplify forms and to give strength to the canvas.
  • 2011
    Bastille Contemporary Art Market
    Paris, France
  • 2008
    Exhibition at French Art Network
    New Orleans, United States of America (the)
  • 1989
    Discover the Provencal painting of the 60s/70s
    Marseilles, France
  • 1971
    Receive her first paint set on her 12th birthday
    Seinajoki, Finland
  • 1959
    Seinajoki, Finland
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