Making art has always been an innate desire for Cora throughout her life as much as her connection to nature and exploring the world.
Over the years, she has worked in various mediums as seen in her portfolio. After painting with acrylics for many years, Cora was in search of another medium to develop a new style. This occurred in 2012 while attending an opening for the encaustic artist Martin Kline. That night the seeds were planted as she was immediately drawn to the texture, translucency, and light that can only be achieved with the encaustic medium. Encaustic is the fusing of bees wax and damar resin that has been in use since Ancient times. After seeing the exhibit she registered for a workshop offered at the New Britain Museum of American Art to learn the process and was completely captivated. Her vision developed over time as she worked with the medium to incorporate encaustic with photography, painting, and printmaking. While not a classically trained photographer, over the years Cora has subconsciously embraced photography in her travels across the globe; as a way to capture her experiences. Cora best describes her style as modern/traditional that quietly takes the viewer into a time and place experienced by the artist with each piece created.
Since moving to Savannah with her husband in 2017 from Connecticut, she is finding endless inspiration among the live oaks and beautiful coastline. Cora has lived on the East coast her entire life. The ocean naturally creates a sense of peace for Cora, and a responsibility to raise awareness for preservation through her artwork.
Cora has a BFA in Painting & Printmaking from Central Connecticut State University. Over the years she’s had numerous one-woman shows and has participated in juried exhibits, and group shows. Cora’s work can be found in the homes of private collectors in Georgia and California. She is currently being represented by the Grand Bohemian Gallery Plant Riverside in Savannah, Georgia as well as a contributing artists in the Savannah Gallery of Art.