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Corey Parker Sparks of light

January 13, 2020

Good day everyone. Today’s artist is Corey Parker (1976–2010) who was an young artist working in Cleveland, Ohio. He grew up in the rural farmlands of Michigan which has directly influenced his landscapes. Studying painting under George Pratt. We begin today with a few of his cityscapes.

I love their whispy, etheral feeling. A bit of a ghostly, early morning mistyness to them too.

Onto his landscapes. Painted with a beautiful understanding of someone who spent a lot of time appreciating the land and light.

I love his warm hues and soft shaddows.

This yellow, hazy sunset is a real favourite.

But it was these monotypes that initially caught my eye. Reminding me of a mix of Bob Wilvers work from the fifties and contemporary artist Jon Klassen.

I can just feel the snow and frost enveloping the ground, with beautiful glimpses of low setting sunshine.

Icy quiet and stillness within a vast landscape.

Quite breath taking !

I came across Corey’s work over at Eye Likey, thank you for the introduction. What do you think viewers ? Did it make you shiver with delight whilst drinking your cuppa today lol

12 Comments leave one →
  1. Simona McPherson permalink
    January 13, 2020 11:34 am

    Craig, I have been offline for a while down this way as the Country Burns all around us … however …. what another Gem you have found in Corey Parker … just outstanding and that incredible Light … I have never been or seen Snow Physically, though I feel I have now and even the City Scapes seem to have that same wonderful ‘Light’ Thank you again for Sharing and such a short life too … Simone

    • January 13, 2020 6:29 pm

      Hi Simone, thank you for taking the time to write such poetic and thought provoking words. So sorry that you are having to see such devastation around you from what was such beauty.. it’s very much in our everyday thoughts. I’m pleased that my post today has given you some respite from that, and I feel now you must plan a snowy trip to at least see it once for yourself. Yes such a short life from someone who could see so much. We are all here to learn from one another. Take care Craig

  2. Sarah Anderson permalink
    January 18, 2020 9:56 am

    He captured so much atmosphere with so few marks, love them

  3. Jeannie McCreery. permalink
    May 3, 2021 7:23 pm

    Thank you. Corey was my nephew. His work reflects the beauty of his soul. He was an amazing young man and we are still devastated by his loss.

    • May 3, 2021 11:13 pm

      I can imagine, so young and with such a passion for his work and art.

  4. Leah Barkoff permalink
    May 3, 2021 8:10 pm

    Thank you for sharing my brother’s art! He was an amazing person! I remember him always drawing when we were younger and envying his artistic ability. We were always encouraged to “pursue real jobs”. I am so happy he followed his heart and dreams. He is greatly missed by the many lives he touched but lives on through his art.

    • May 3, 2021 11:15 pm

      So sorry for your loss Leah, I really love his artwork. There is something real and emotional about it that I don’t find in many people’s work. I glad he followed his dreams during his short time too. Thank you for saying hello .

  5. Cherie Parenteau permalink
    May 4, 2021 12:03 am

    I met Corey when he was a young boy. He was a very sweet & happy child. He showed me pictures he had drawn & his talent was obvious even then. These are absolutely incredible and I am glad his legacy will live on through his breath taking art.
    Cherie Parenteau

    • May 4, 2021 11:09 am

      Lovely to hear your story and memories of Corey too. Thank you for sharing them with us Cherie.

  6. Kevin Fredricks permalink
    May 5, 2021 2:39 am

    Corey was our nephew, There are several paintings that are of the woods by our house. He was exceptional!

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