Corin Sands is a British-German artist. He was born in 1971 near Bristol, UK.
He painted his first mural in the school sixth form social room when he was 17 years old. It was at this time that Corin started working on restoration projects with his father, learning techniques for wall and ceiling paintings, trompe l'oeil and stencilling.
Corin graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 1993 with a Ba Hons Degree in Fine Art. Being both an artist, and with his experience in historical decorative restoration, he has had the flexibility all his career to take on many diverse projects in various locations: historic houses, palaces, hotels, churches, theatres, schools and colleges, private clubs.
He has regularly been involved in restoration work, notibly painting the heraldic shields in Windsor Castle after the fire of 1992 and restoring the historic murals and painted decoration in the 13th-century Liebfrauenkirche in Trier, Germany.
Corin is more known for his creative painting, both studio-based canvases and bespoke murals for public and private spaces internationally. His creative projects have taken him to Mexico, USA, UK and through Europe.
Corin’s painting is mostly about nature and man’s place and effect on nature. Motivations for his work are manifold and there are many underlying themes in his paintings that turn Corin’s works into objects of reflection and contemplation.
He is now based in Germany where he lives with his wife and children.
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The recent work that has been made since autumn 2020 has been achieved with the financial support of the 'Stiftung Rheinland-Pfalz für Kultur'. This project
continued through 2021 and promotes nature in and around the locality where Corin has his studio: the river Saar and the animals that live in the Saar valley. The studying of 'found' objects and
stuffed specimens was important to the artists in the previous centuries, as well as the unnatural cramming in many birds and animals into paintings. This series of paintings will have locally
seen animals in the local landscape.