Cornelia Hernes is a award winning artist who currently teach at The Florence Academy of Art in Jersey City, USA where her studio is also situated. Cornelia was born and raised in Norway and from the onset of her oil painting pursuits in her late teens, she was particularly interested in rendering the human form and emotive expressions through portraiture and mythological motifs. During the course of her artistic and academic training she further developed a deep affection for the genres of still life, interiors and nature motifs. Her current focus includes portrait painting, still life & floral painting as well as commission based work.
While a student, she became a teacher assistant and upon graduation she was hired on as a Principal Instructor in the drawing and painting program. She moved to Gothenburg, Sweden in 2010 and taught at the Swedish branch of the Florence Academy of Art until 2016. The same year, Cornelia was awarded 2nd place in the drawing category in the 12th International ARC salon Competition. She now resides in the New York Metropolitan area.