CorinneGallaStudios

Original Artwork by award-winning artist Corinne Galla

Luthersville, Georgia On Etsy since 2009

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CorinneGallaStudios

Original Artwork by award-winning artist Corinne Galla

Luthersville, Georgia | 1,595 Sales

Announcement    Welcome to Corinne Galla Studios! Browse + buy original art shipped directly from my studio in the beautiful countryside of west central Georgia, USA. My original art is created for those who love to decorate with color.

Salty Blackbird, my other Etsy shop, is on vacation right now.

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Last updated on Jan 26, 2020

Welcome to Corinne Galla Studios! Browse + buy original art shipped directly from my studio in the beautiful countryside of west central Georgia, USA. My original art is created for those who love to decorate with color.

Salty Blackbird, my other Etsy shop, is on vacation right now.

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About CorinneGallaStudios

Sales 1,595
On Etsy since 2009

Cast of thousands - years in the making!

Here's a portion of a question and answer interview I completed recently with the folks at Voyage Atlanta:

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?

One of my best friends in grade school signed up for oil painting lessons and hearing her talk about it piqued my interest in trying it out. My new art teacher was a free-spirited sort, and I loved the classes she held in the studio over her little log cabin. I took a few lessons, but budgets were tight for my family, and I had to drop out after a couple of months. Little did I know, forty years later I’d start painting again, this time with an eye toward selling my work in person and online.

Let’s fast-forward to 2005. I practiced with intensity, attending a figure drawing studio nearly every week for two years. What a great beginning – drawing turned out to be the best practice I could’ve had. At the same time, I was working in my home studio, too, creating works in watercolor and oil paint and going out on plein air junkets whenever I could fit them into my schedule around my day job.

I set up an online shop in 2009, and although oil painting’s my first love, I wanted a market for the tiny watercolor portraits I’d been creating alongside my work in oil. My shop did well: today I’ve had over 1450 sales, and I rank in the top four percent in that online market.

Lately, much of my work centers around female portraiture and figurative pieces, both impressionistic and abstract. I’ve recently discovered a great part of my inspiration stems from childhood memories of the women in my family from earlier generations. They were stalwart, sturdy figures, no-nonsense women who were farm wives and full-time moms.

Here are a few snippets about me:

I don’t have a formal fine art education. My BA is in apparel design, and my favorite thing in college was pattern drafting. All those straight lines, special cuts and very sharp, sharp scissors; I still have my ruler collection.

I grew up in a Quaker village in South Jersey where many of our closest neighbors were chickens and cows, was around when hula hoops came out, skipped over the second grade and despised, despised chemistry class in high school.

My backyard is the size of a couple of football fields, and I live where I am surrounded by beautiful Georgia pines and hardwoods. The nearest cellphone tower is miles away. My current project? I’m renovating my old red barn and plan to move into my new studio there in 2019. I can’t wait!

Please tell us about your art.

I love to experiment with all different kinds of mediums . I suppose that stems from the fact that I started painting so late in life – I want to hurry up and learn it all. And though oil paint is my favorite medium the recent past I’ve done works in encaustic, mixed media collage, acrylic inks and a watercolor and pastel combination.

Standing in front of a blank canvas is an exhilarating experience. There’s nothing in the world like that fresh beginning, all open possibilities. And the first marks I make on that field are always the most rewarding. I have to confess there are times when I would like to stop after the first several marks are made and leave the raw idea on the canvas to speak for itself.

I paint not to please the market; I really do paint to please myself. That’s a very freeing process. For me, there’s nothing which will make the Muse pack up and leave town faster than being asked to paint a commission.

I believe collectors should have an appreciation for all forms of art, but when it comes to acquiring art for one’s personal collection, there’s only one rule:the impact of viewing the art should hit you like a thunderbolt. Your feelings about it should be instant and visceral. That’s the sign of the true connection between art and the observer.

We often hear from artists that being an artist can be lonely. Any advice for those looking to connect with other artists?

I have lots and lots of online artist friends who are supportive and simply stellar! For in-person connections, though, nothing beats meeting new artists at gallery openings and art festivals. Recently I attended an art festival a couple of towns away and met some new friends who live nearby! I didn’t know about their work, and it was so exciting to meet new folks and learn about their work!

Shop members

  • Corinne

    Owner

    “I want to make something you look at every day, marvel at, and love.” - Corinne Galla

  • L.C.

    VP Of Inspiration

    L.C. is my Lucky Chicken, and she's in charge of safe travel, muse visits and any egg-stra duties she chooses on her own.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 16, 2020
Glad you stopped by! Welcome to Corinne Galla Studios!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Refunds are only for artwork not as described.
Custom orders, deposits for commissioned original paintings and any made-to-order prints are not refundable.
The purchaser is responsible for any shipping fees and costs for returned items.
Please be sure to read the descriptions of the artwork.
Prints are packaged in sturdy mailers, if your print is damaged I will resend it, also if it is lost in the mail I will be happy to resend.
International orders may take as long as three weeks or more to arrive.
Please tell me if I can help with any questions!
Payment
I accept PayPal and I accept all major credit cards or debit cards via Etsy's credit card checkout. Etsy now allows buyers to purchase and checkout as a guest, so no sign up is required!
Shipping
I ship with USPS to US addresses within one to five business days on most items as soon as payment has cleared. Large items will ship within one to five business days. All artworks are shipped in a sturdy mailer or box to help prevent damage while in transit.

Please ensure your address is correct at checkout.

International orders may take 3 to 4 weeks to arrive.

AND...CorinneGallaStudios has gone green! Recycled and re-purposed shipping materials will be used whenever possible. It may not be the most eye-catching packaging, but it's easy on the eco system!
Additional policies and FAQs
All shipped prints (physical prints) are printed on matte photo paper and are unframed.

All original artwork is shipped unframed except for my rustic barn wood paintings.

As the artist I retain all copyrights. Please don't copy!

I print all my own shipped prints (physical prints) on a fine art printer, one at a time so your order will be freshly printed and signed.

The largest size available from my printer is 11" x 14".

Would you like a larger size? I can help with questions about digital downloads of my artwork - please message me!

All of my original artwork and my shipped prints prints are created in a smoke-free home! Thank you for visiting my Etsy shop - I hope you enjoy browsing my artwork as much as I've enjoyed creating it!

More information

Last updated on Jul 15, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I am grateful for your interest, but I am unavailable for commissions at this time.

Wholesale availability

I am so happy to work with buyers to establish wholesale groupings of my prints. Please convo me for details.