Corneille Little, North Carolina based artist and elementary school art teacher, specializes in pet portraits and painted paper collage. She also offers private art classes, semi-private art classes and collage workshops out of her home studio: www.raleighartstudio.com.
Corneille has been perfecting her skills as a painter for 20 years and has enjoyed painting hundreds of pet portraits for families in NC and across the country. Her unique style combines realistic representation, especially focused on capturing the character through the eyes of the pet, as well as colorful impressionistic brushwork.
Corneille is well known for her love of all animals and has three dogs of her own. While she has experience painting all types of animals, from marine animals and farm animals to birds and bees, Corneille is most celebrated for her paintings of pets.
In addition to pet portraits, Corneille's art has recently evolved with a new style showcasing a technique using hand painted paper. Her painted paper collages are truly unique, colorful, and richly textured. Each 'brush stroke' in the composition is created with torn painted paper allowing her new work to tell stories of their own. The subjects in this series include a variety of birds native to North Carolina, honeybees as well as other animals and flowers.
The painted paper collages are available either as original or as giclees professionally and beautifully printed on paper or mounted on birch wood panels. Corneille will accept custom commissions for both pet portraits and painted paper collage.
Comments and testimonials from customers about Corneille's art:
Corneille is a superbly talented artist! She captured our precious Buckley (English bulldog) perfectly. She mentioned that she starts painting the eyes first, because the soul of the animal is reflected in his/her eyes! So true! Even though Buckley is a young dog, I’ll have a piece of him in our home forever. ❤️ R. Anthony
I just picked up the most beautiful pet portrait that Corneille painted for me. I got emotional because she captured so perfectly this beautiful dog’s face. Corneille kept me up to date by sending me pictures as she painted & was a delight to work with. She is so talented. This portrait will be treasured always.
I am amazed at how Corneille can capture an animals soul. I have had Corneille paint my pets portraits when they go to the bridge. I have a wall of paintings from Corneille. She has done 8 portraits so far. I feel like they are all with me because of how she can capture the love in their eyes. Corneille really connects to the pets. She has an incredible gift.
I had the joy of teaching with Corneille several years ago and knew that she had such a gift as an artist. Recently she painted my two Shelties- Weston and Rocky. The painting is beautiful and has filled my heart. Corneille’s attention to detail and her love for what she does is simply amazing❤️