About The Artist
Cory was raised in Toronto and attended the Wexford School for the Arts. His bold and bright acrylic paintings have a comic book illustration feel to them. His subject matter tends to focus on colourful beetles and butterflies, and capturing Vancouver's disappearing neon signs. But, he will paint a landscape if he is forced to. Past works have used a pour painting technique that makes his work instantly recognizable.
I'm a big fan of evolutionary biology and nowhere is the struggle for life more immediately evident to me than in the local forests and mountain ranges. Every tree, bush and fern is trying to push up past its neighbor to reach the optimal position where they can take advantage of the sun and water. This natural world crowding and jockeying for position is what I try to represent in many of my paintings. As a sailor, many of my works also feature a nautical theme, but even these are set against the backdrop of a nature that is greater than man's efforts to harness, but ultimately, pass through it. I like the idea that left to her own devices and without interference from us, nature quickly reclaims many of mankind's best laid plans.
Federation of Canadian Artists, North Vancouver Community Arts Council, North Shore Artists' Guild