Photo by Michael Phillips, Grey Owl Studio

Photo by Michael Phillips, Grey Owl Studio


Selph Road Studios: Tony Corbitt Jr.

Artist Statement

I am a self-taught artist living and working along the French Broad River in Asheville NC. As an avid outdoor enthusiast, I prefer to work from life, exploring my world with sympathy and curiosity.

Inspired by the French Masters of the late 19th Century, I utilize bravura brushwork, emphasizing tonal relationships with broad sweeps of a loaded brush. Even grounded with sound draftsmanship, painting from life can be challenging and often unforgiving, but the sense of immediacy it endows a work is invaluable. Painting from direct observation creates an intimacy between the subject and myself.  This personal connection is paramount, and I can't get that working from a photograph, isolated in a studio. 

All work shown on this website was painted or drawn from life.*

*Except for any work showcased in the "Pet Portrait" or "Icon Portrait" albums.

Select Shows and Galleries:

2018- “Of Valley and Ridge,” Asheville, NC

2018- “Tapestries Lakeland,” Lakeland, FL

2018-”Quick Draw,” Waynesville, NC

2017- Present, Kress Emporium, Asheville, NC

2017-Present, Gallery of the Mountains, Asheville, NC

2017- “Of Time and The River,” Asheville, NC

2017- “Quick Draw,” Waynesville, NC

2016- Grand Bohemian, Asheville, NC (Featured Exhibit)

2016- “Of Time and The River,” Asheville, NC

2016- “Quick Draw,” Waynesville, NC

2015- Alchemy Gallery, Asheville, NC

2013- State of the Arts Gallery, Sarasota, FL

Owner & Artist at Selph Road Studios

February 2012 - Present
Original art commissions and sales

Art Instructor, AB TECH, Asheville, NC 2017-Present

Skills & Expertise:

  • Traditional Oil Painting

  • Contemporary Art

  • Sketching

  • Watercolor Painting

  • Pet Portraits

  • Illustration

  • Fine Art

  • Education

  • Live Performance Art

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