Monday, September 17, 2012

Symphony and Cortny

Part of a statement from the artist aka Cort. "Too bad art can't be viewed as a valuable way to earn a living! I think that is why dreamers are quite often artists and artists are quite often dreamers! I have always been confused with one foot in dream world and one in reality!" ~ Cortny Linton Eorgan

SerWRENity, 30"x40" acrylic on canvas, Cort (Cortny Linton Eorgan)

To live content with small means
to seek elegance rather than luxury,
and refinement rather than fashion;
to be worthy, not respectable,
and wealthy, not rich;

VA Tree, 24"x36" acrylic on canvas, Cort (Cortny Linton Eorgan)
to study hard, think quietly,
talk gently, act frankly;
to listen to stars and birds,
to babes and sages, with open heart;
to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely,
await occasions, hurry never.

Angel's Trumpet, 36"x36" acrylic on canvas, Cort (Cortny Linton Eorgan)
In a word, to let the spiritual,
unbidden and unconscious,
grow up through the common.
This is to be my symphony.

~William Henry Channing 

Cort (Cortny Linton Eorgan) is an amazing artist who has a very unique style (so hard to come by these days), makes beautiful use of shape and color, and uses her subjects in the most extraordinary ways.  

I am fortunate in that I know Cort and have heard her talk about her art and when she does, she lights up from the inside.  Cort truly listens to nature and people and so this poem was perfect for her. I see Cort's painting techniques and subjects with a soul that is truly "spiritual, unbidden and unconscious toward beautiful results".

You can find out more about Cort and her artwork at her website.  The artist recently had a show titled 'Take A Hike' at Boones Creek Potters Gallery.

To Have and Hold, 20"x24" acrylic on canvas, Cort (Cortny Linton Eorgan)

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