Greetings Art Lover! Odds are if you're reading this we've crossed paths at an
art event or online. Thanks for stopping to check out my work, I am constantly
making new work as it is my greatest passion! So keep an eye on my various
blogs for photo posts. Thanks for tracking me down! If you need me, I'm in my
studio so just give me a shout... -Coralette
About the Artist:
Coralette Damme has strong Midwestern roots, and is currently located in St.
Petersburg, FL. Coralette received her BFA with emphasis in printmaking from
the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
From childhood on she has observed traditions for celebrating each holiday on
the calendar her work continues to be influenced by the varied seasonal
occasions. Her most favorite holiday being Halloween you'll notice a slightly
spooky slant to her work. Outside of holidays she is strongly influenced by the
natural world and a study of cultural legends, symbolism, and belief systems.
Often her artwork is a result of mixing these concepts like a tasty new recipe.
Although her primary outlet is block printing, Coralette is a trained painter and
has a history of working in ceramic as well--any surface is destined to be
decorated in her world. Artistically her affinites lie with the German
Expressionist movement combined with a touch of the Surreal.
Coralette practices an analog approach to creating artwork and, having limited
studio space, has found inventive ways to put every day resources to work in
her creative pursuits. Coralette prints her linocut artwork the old fashioned
way, by hand, without a printing press and her screen prints are similarly hand
blocked and printed. When she says original art work you better believe she
means it with many of her prints defying the convention of numbered editions
and being most often one of a kind singular works.
"I work in a spur of the moment/what is inspiring me right now method. I am
fortunate to have a variety of media to use in my efforts to create and express
my mood. My creations tend to be based in reality and are figurative for the
most part -- you can usually spot the source of my inspiration right away. I
infuse bold contrasts, heavy outlines, strong colors, and a sense of humor in my
work. I draw equally from nature, myths, holidays, and daily life as starting
points for my imagery. My work tends to leave people smiling, or at least
Thanks to Trevor Burnett for making this short video documentary about my art and creative process!