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 in Asheville NC. 

Inspired by the French Masters of the late 19th Century, I favor plein air and life painting; emphasizing tonal relationships and sound draftsmanship with broad sweeps of a loaded brush. Painting from life is challenging and often unforgiving, but the sense of immediacy it endows a painting is invaluable. Working from the round 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.

Owner & Artist at Selph Road Studios
February 2012 - Present
Original art commissions and sales

Skills & Expertise:

  • Traditional Oil Painting
  • Contemporary Art
  • Sketching
  • Watercolor Painting
  • Pet Portraits
  •  Illustration
  • Fine Art
  • Education
  • Live Performance Art
  • Speed Painting

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