Young Morgan Mill artist recognized across the state for her creativity and talent.


Corinne Buchanan

By SARA VANDEN BERGE


Corinne Buchanan first began creating art after discovering a passion for finger painting when she was just a toddler.


Today, the 15-year-old sophomore at Stephenville High School enjoys all aspects of art from drawing and sketching to sculpting and painting – and it’s earned her plenty of recognition.

Corinne, who is the daughter of Charlie and Shannon Buchanan, won Best of Show for her painting, “Guardian of the Forest,” at the Youth Fair during this year’s Erath County Junior Livestock Show.

She was also the first youth to have an art exhibit at the Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council and was even featured in the 2018 Texas General Land Office Treasures of the Texas Gulf Coast Calendar.

Her artwork has been recognized at the Heart of Texas Art Show in Waco and has been displayed at the Texas State Capital.


Corinne told Beneath the Surface News that she doesn’t see herself as exceptionally talented and creates art for the sheer enjoyment of it.

“Art has always made me happy,” she said. “Seeing people’s reactions to my creations always amazes me. I enjoy every aspect of art – all styles and mediums – and especially the process.”


And it would seem that creativity runs in her genes.


Her mother Shannon is an artist herself – concocting a variety of unique cakes, cookies and cupcakes at her bakery – Wild Thymes Designs.

“It is such a joy to watch Corinne grow up as a uniquely creative and incredibly artistic child. She is so humble,” Shannon said. “We are very proud of her and are thrilled to see what direction the future takes her.”


And speaking of the future, Corinne is eyeing art school after graduation and is considering a career in graphic design.

You can learn more about Corinne’s creative side by visiting her Facebook page at Art by Corinne Buchanan.


The young artist offers prints and notecards of her artwork and takes requests for commissions.