Corbert Gauthier’s captivating paintings are a compilation of all the things he’s seen and done in his lifetime. Memories are one source of artistic inspiration for him, as is reading. Gauthier loves to pour over his considerable collection of art books, studying the works of the Old Masters, especially those of, Rembrandt. Gauthier grew up in a family of seven children in Nebraska. Even as a child, Gauthier felt the need to draw. Gauthier’s grandfather drew for a hobby and once did a sketch of President Kennedy for his young grandson. Gauthier used to try to copy it, and today, the original hangs in his Minnesota studio.
Gauthier believes that art should touch the viewer with its immediacy, drawing us to a sense of the profound. His favorite medium is oil because of its richness and versatility. Using a variety of glazes, he creates luminous scenes that glow with warmth and emotion.