Corinne Bizzle is a woman on a mission. The studio-trained abstract painter is spreading the importance of owning original art. She calls it her “little movement.”
“I’m trying to get across is how important it is to own original art,” she said. “The intimidating part of it is that some people think it’s not for everyone. But it is achievable for everyone. That’s been my passion—to get original art in people’s homes and to help them learn how to display it and be proud of it.”
Original Art That Doesn’t Break the Bank
If there’s one thing I know about real art, it’s pricey. But Bizzle has an answer for that, too.
“That’s why I started my monthly minis,” she said. “I wanted to get, even if it’s the smallest piece of original art, something at a price point for everyone. I was getting emails from these young college saying they really wanted my artwork but it wasn’t something they could afford. So I wanted to be that voice for those girls. That’s a pretty cool thing for someone in college, wanting to purchase something for their walls that isn’t a print. That’s why I created something every month for everyone to own.”
With a new release each month, Bizzle’s Monthly Minis cost between $30 and $45. And the pieces fit in standard 5×7 and 8×10 frames so displaying them comes just as easy as buying them. And they go just about anywhere. “A shelf, a table next to the bed, in the bathroom,” she said. “Literally anywhere in your house. And they make a great gift. They’re a way to share something small and personal.”
All in the Family
Bizzle’s passion for art runs deep. In grade school, she got her first canvas from her mother. “That started it all.” Art is also a family affair. “My family is super creative. My grandmother still paints. I’m abstract and hers are more realistic so it’s fun to sit with her and learn from each other and understand each other’s art.”
Asked if she’d always been an abstract artist, Bizzle can’t remember it having been any other way. “It was always abstract for me. I thought it was super freeing for me. It’s fun to create a thought in your head and put it on paper, and you don’t have to explain it. It’s just there for people to enjoy. Art doesn’t have to have a reason or an explanation.”
Dallas Art Ladies
For support, Bizzle leans on a group of women artists she calls the Dallas Art Ladies. Through Instagram and Facebook, artists like Bizzle from across the metroplex found each other and formed a community. The Dallas Art Ladies have monthly get-togethers, where they chat, share ideas, advice, and even art supplies. For Bizzle, it’s a huge source of comfort.
“We’re all very close and very supportive of each other. When you support a group of women, it ends up helping everyone. At the end of the day, we’re just trying to share what we’re passionate about and we want to get that into other people’s lives. I think you can reach more people if you have people behind you.”
The kinship within the community, Bizzle says, has given her confidence.
“You learn about yourself when you help other people. Being there for someone, Listening to their struggles. You’re also there for them when they’re succeeding.”