Intensive Arts is a time following academic exams when high school students focus solely on doing their art for two weeks.
“I hadn’t considered doing oil because I hadn’t worked with it before and I had to work with it a bit before I decided I really liked it,” Gregson says.
With her high school Visual Arts Thesis Exhibit quickly approaching, she is layering oil paints on four large canvases.
Her paintings are rich in color as she emphasizes the lights and shadows.
“Part of the reason why I work large-scale is to create these vast spaces,” Gregson says.
“My hope is that you walk up to the piece and there is this immersion.” During the last week in April each year, high school visual arts seniors display their work. Corinne Gregson lives for the moment – a place in her canvas where stroke and color are just right.
“Something I found that conflicted with me about the (Baroque) paintings was that the main focus was on the people and figures,” she says.
“The saints and figures were nothing that I placed importance on in my own faith and religion.
“Those are definitely some of my favorite moments.” Not everything is easy, she cautions.
“There is always the struggle of problem solving when something doesn’t look right,” says Gregson.