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Cora Brittan


Cora is a mixed media artist and calligrapher whose techniques and materials include light fast inks, gold and silver leafing and lino (softoleum) printing.

Her work has been exhibited in a number of galleries in Ontario and Mexico, and included in collections in Toronto, Seneca College; Queen’s College; Cambridge, UK and Japan. She has taught at Sheridan and Mohawk College, the Art Gallery of Burlington, and the National Institude of Design in India.



Artist Statement

I paint because I've always loved to. It isn't a frivolous activity.


What propels me in this direction? Just my endless interest in why we are here, why the world is so beautiful and so terrible, and in our limited understanding, so finite.


There are many things to celebrate, many things to mourn. I lean toward celebration. I believe that layers of generations overlap in stratas of feelings, endeavour, earth and rock. There is an unspoken but obvious love and care that must spin out and crystallize somewhere.


Many of my paintings are a small and intimate size, employing mixed media materials such as gold and silver leaf, acrylic inks, and coloured gessos. I work on terra cotta tile, prepared board and Japanese paper