Self-Taught Artist Spreads Christmas Cheer

Artist Marni Korneluk in her studio. Photo: TruPics

Marni Korneluk is a qualified hairdresser, but it is her self-taught passion for art that has captured the attention of locals, and now she’s giving back.

The mother of two rekindled a natural love of drawing shortly after the birth of her first child.

“I probably started really getting into drawing while I was at home with my newborn son, who’s six now,” Marni said.

“With the rise of Instagram, I saw a lot of artists posting their art, which got me into drawing again and watching artists show their skill and I thought, ‘I can do that’, it might just take a while.”

With no formal qualifications, Marni has been in demand. Her style is predominantly with black and grey pencil. Musicians and animals are among her favourite subjects, but she has also been commissioned to produce paintings and wall murals.

One of Marni’s wall murals in Macauley Street, Albury.

Marni is also sharing the festive spirit, with an art-drop throughout Albury in the lead-up to Christmas.

“I have a lot of prints left over, so I’m framing them up and dropping the around Albury Wodonga in the style of 12 Days of Christmas, and whoever finds them gets to keep them,” Marni explained.

“It will be a print of an original artwork and look like a present with a note saying something along the lines of, ‘Merry Christmas, please take me home.’

“It’s a way to say thank you to the community and to everyone for supporting me.”

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