Growing up in Canada's Hinterland, the passion for experiencing the world was instilled upon the artist from a very early stage in his life. Moving around the country, and also the globe was a normal part of his upbringing. While studying Fine Arts at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Alberta's Rocky Mountains, Cory knew that he would need to travel the world to seek his inspiration, and gain experience before beginning his art career. Leaving Canada to work and live in Sydney, Australia and after London, England it was there he was inspired by the masters of his craft, Monet, Rothko, and Richter were just a few of the artists that inspired him to continue to follow his path to achieve his life's passion.
Throughout his time aspiring to create beautiful art, his passion for food and wine helped to finance these many voyages and materials that were needed to succeed. A certified Sommelier since 2007, Cory has thus been involved in writing the book Cidres du Québec, which won the world's best spirits book at the Gourmand World Cookbook awards in Paris in 2009. Along with his passion for wine and art, Cory has created the Canadian Wine and Art Festival in the world famous ski resort of Mont-Tremblant, and also gives back to those less fortunate by being involved in numerous charity events that raise money for different causes, such as the Jewish General Hospital in Montréal, and COVID-19 relief.
Now the artist has set up his studio, Studio 48, in the Laurentian Mountains where he produces original artwork, carvings, and photography while also holding wine tastings, wine events and hosting the private wine club, The Naked Sommeliers.
Cory invites you to browse the Gallery where you can see works that are finished and for sale along with works in progress that are posted to his Facebook page. Check out his blog to find great wines to pair with your art purchases or just those special evenings with friends and family.