GRAPHIC DESIGN & ARTIST SUPPORT
Gaylen Corbett began her design career in the mid 1990’s in the commercial sign industry. In 1998, she landed a position with CS Marketing, a real estate marketing firm in Laguna Beach. Under designer Carolyn Skenderian, Gaylen began learning how to build websites. By 2000, Gaylen started her own business. A pioneer in these early days of the internet, she pushed for website design to be more artistic as opposed to the unattractive websites built by computer programmers of the 1990’s. She found a niche in building websites for small business owners and artists who appreciated her creative approach.
Creating websites for artists led to providing other services such as photo editing, art show marketing, biography preparation, workshop promotion and the like. Gaylen has worked closely with many successful fine artists from across the country to help them promote themselves and their artwork.
Gaylen Solomon Corbett is an established fine artist who exhibited at Lang Fine Art in Laguna Beach starting in 2012, until the gallery owner’s retirement in 2018. For many years, she has focused on watercolor and ink, but has recently shifted to oil painting. Instead of limiting herself to a particular subject or media, each year she has embarked on a new area of study. Her subjects range from land and seascapes to cityscapes and interiors. Travel and painting outdoors are as important to her as time spent in the studio.
Knowing of her art background, Journey School invited her to teach visual arts to their middle school students. She has been teaching at Journey since 2011, building a robust art curriculum for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Gaylen also worked with the Acting Academy for Kids (AA4K) leading their summer arts and crafts classes for four years, and painting set pieces for theater productions.