Cornelia Craine gathers inspiration and subject matter from her local surroundings, as well as, her extensive travels.  She has a great passion for the sea, the countryside and gardens.  Her paintings are created on a synthetic surface called YUPO.  This is a tree free paper originally used in the printing industry.

Cornelia attended art classes in high school but did not return to painting until she had retired.  At the time Cornelia resided in Florida and she progressed through workshops starting in oils with Gary Jenkins.  However, due to allergies, Cornelia switched to watercolor and began workshops with Nita Engle, Robbie Laird, Betty Carr and Richard Stephens.  She also completed a photo workshop with James Rogers.  Cornelia met and painted, for many years, with Taylor Ikin, the YUPO Queen.

Cornelia is a member of the Newnan Coweta Art Association (NCAA), The Fayette Society of Fine Arts (SOFA), Georgia Watercolor Society and was the Artist in Residence for three years at the Santee State Park in South Carolina.

We are pleased and honored to have Cornelia’s creative works on display at the Peachtree City Library through the months of July and August.