Patricia Corbett is an oil painter and has exhibited mainly in Connecticut. She has become well-known for her paintings of the Merritt Parkway landscapes and bridges using a mixture of the French and Californian impressionistic style. Ms. Corbett was born the oldest of 13, six of whom are into visual arts, and was educated in Los Angeles, California. It was her childhood dream to become a painter, but as fortune would have it she ended up traveling the world as a performing artist in singing. Ms. Corbett came full circle in 2005 by retiring from the stage and screen and returning to art. Her advanced art study has been with nationally known oil painters such as Ron Rencher whom she met at Scottsdale Art Institute, Sherrie McGraw and John Massimino. She has taken workshops in Italy with Will McCarthy and Sandra Wakeen and studied at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris, France. Her paintings include not only landscapes and seascapes but also, more recently, figurative work.
Ms. Corbett enjoys using her years as a singer to articulate her work as a painter! She writes: “In art there is a saying, ‘One must find one’s own voice.’ The same applies to singing. There are so many parallels in the world of music and art. Expression through any art form comes from reaching deep inside oneself and letting the essence of our lives pour out. It takes a lot of personal trust to do that. When you reach that place in singing you get a “standing ovation!” Music and Art have their own voices, but both are in some unfathomable way in a dance with one another.”