Patrick Cornée was born in Toulouse in 1962. A self taught artist Cornée lives in Mougins, a small village just North of Cannes, France. Inspired by a specific approach to making art, Patrick combines his love for his surrounding landscape with a technique called 'Automatic Drawing. Pioneered by André Masson, automatic drawing was developed by the surrealists, as a means of expressing the subconscious. In applying an element of chance and accident to mark-making, his work is to a large extent freed of rational thought. "I work with graphic arts, volume and nuances of colours; I would say that this symphony creates a poetic and lyric transfiguration." he says. Exhibiting his work across the World including, Japan, Britain, France, USA, Cornée's work is in many private collections.