Artists / Charcoal

Rox Corbett

Powell, WY

Rox Corbett is an award-winning artist who uses charcoal to make detailed and textural drawings. Her subjects are mostly animals, both wild and domestic. Realism is an important aspect of these images, but she also captures the nuances of animal behavior as they react to us or to their environment. Many of her drawings are compositionally unexpected, and somewhat abstract.

Rox uses tools she has made to rub into compressed charcoal sticks and then “paints” on the paper. Chamois tools create soft and smooth textures, and coarse fabrics make coarse and scratchy ones. Compressed charcoal is rich and dark, and homemade willow charcoal sticks make a softer mark. Erasers are used to bring white details back out of the darkness.

Rox Corbett has participated in exhibitions at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis, Indiana; the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming; the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming; the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg, Arizona; as well as other museums and galleries. This is her 13th year exhibiting at Cowgirl Up!

Rox received a BFA degree from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. She lives on a ranch in Northwest Wyoming with a dog, four horses, and a lot of wildlife.

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