Coralie Tweed finds her inspiration in nature. Her paintings capture the light and shadow of ever-changing atmospheric conditions. Creating a kind of visual poetry, mountain ranges, low country marshes, forests, and streams come alive in Tweed’s pastel and gouache paintings.
“The mountains and the marshes are where I draw my energy. I get in touch with the sense of place and the effect of light on color and shape. I am interested in communicating a perceived spirit of nature, one which transcends the obvious, a reconciliation between an expression of the ideal and a depiction of the real.” — Coralie Tweed
She received her BA and MFA degrees from East Tennessee State University. She spent a year studying painting at the Sorbonne and the atelier Le Grande Chaumiere in Paris.
Tweed's paintings have been exhibited in extensively throughout United States such as the National Museum of Women in the Arts (DC) and Wellington House (VA). Her work is in numerous collections including the Reece Museum (TN), Hunter Museum of American Art (TN), Knoxville Museum of Art (TN), Mint Museum (NC), Tennessee State Museum, Bank of America (NC), Blue Cross/Blue Shield (TN), First American Bank (SC & TN) and the Opryland Hotel (TN). Coralie currently works from her studio in North Carolina.