Printmaker, painter and teacher, born and educated in Cambridge, who gained an honours degree in fine art (printmaking) at University of Brighton, 1987–90; a postgraduate diploma, Slade School of Fine Art, 1990–2; did an advanced printmaking course part-time at Central St Martins College of Art & Design, 1992–4; and was honorary research assistant in printmaking at the Slade, 1993–6. She lectured part-time in printmaking at De Montfort University, Lincoln, 1994–6; then became a full-time artist. Cornish’s vibrant, sunnily coloured, gesturally abstract pictures captured the essence of exotic locations such as Macau and Mexico. She won commissions and awards, working with Bartolomeu Dos Santos on panels for Lisbon Underground and The Macau Museum, herself handling painting commissions for Cambridge University Department of Chemistry, British Telecom and TSB.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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