Art, // September 29, 2014
Cheryl Korb – ARTIST
I am a Pennsylvania native, living where I grew up in Dalton. Painting has always been a part of my life, and after raising three children and stealing some time for painting when I could , I now paint full time. I enjoy painting country scenes, using the countryside around where I live as natural inspiration. I like to find old picture frames and then stretch a canvas to fit. Then I choose a season in my head and go from there. I use a limited palette and the painting just grows with a life of its own. I use lots of mountains and fields and barns and pastures and animals. I love to do mountains in the background, then many distant fields and woods and farms tucked into hills and valleys, then as the painting progresses and the objects get closer, I go into more detail. Milk cows and horses and pigs and chickens and sheep, they are my favorites. Sizes vary from miniature to panoramic. Here are some of my works on YouTube
1. Who are you and what do you do?
I am Cheryl Korb, folk artist
2. Why art?
I paint to support myself, and having to support myself with it makes me a better artist.
3. What is your earliest memory of wanting to be an artist?
Art was always my favorite subject in school.
4. What are your favorite subject(s) and media(s)?
Animals are my favorite subjects, I paint them alone on old wooden pieces or in farm scenes.
5. How do you work and approach your subject?
I paint every morning, its best in the silence.
6. What are your favorite art work(s), artist(s)?
Van Gogh, Grandma Moses
7. What are the best responses you have had to your work?
Its flattering when people tell you your work hangs over their mantelpiece and they love to view it every day.
8. What do you like about your work?
Its honest and it captures a simple time of farming and family.
9. What advice would you give to other artists?
Pull from your heart and keep at it.
10. Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
Here, happily painting.
2671 SR 307
Dalton PA 18414
Fine Art America: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/full-moon-valley-cheryl-korb.html?newartwork=true