After the artistic influence of her father, Theo Weigle, and jobs in Art Direction / Copywriting / Marketing and Concept Design at numerous international advertising agencies, Cornelia Weigle have worked as a Visual Artist for many years.
Through the founding of the “Wuppertal Creative Workshop”, she have also intensively occupied herself with Art Pedagogy and the advancement of children and adolescents. After studies in psychology, sociology, art and psychoanalytical art therapy and several further training programmes in psycho-oncology, Cornelia have worked as a psycho-oncologist, art therapist and relaxation teacher in her own practice and at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Palliative Medicine of the Düsseldorf University Clinic, with a focus on most seriously ill patients and their relatives, for many years. She also works as a lecturer and in the field of education, further education and further training and in the field of consultancy, coaching and prevention.
''Contrary to the artistic-aesthetic claim that I, as an artist, associate with my paintings, art therapy is based on a profound understanding of the interaction of art and therapy and uses a theoretical-methodical approach based on a basic psychodynamic understanding and an inseparable interaction of artistic and psychological processes. The picture is more or less the mirror of the soul; according to Schopenhauer a “visual truth” so to speak. A commitment to performance is not involved. It is rather about the process of creation but even more about the analysis of the things created.'' - A. Cornelia Weigle
Cornelia paints her own paintings as a visual reflection of her inner emotions that she experience in an often intense encounter with people and that she wants to share with others through the creations. Furthermore, a fascinating dialogue with myself and an intensive, exhilarating feeling emerge in the course of the artistic implementation and such feeling allows her to develop a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of her inner self. Art therefore serves not only her own realisation but rather wants to touch, encourage, or inspire the viewer and, above all, spread joy by sharing and giving way to feelings, thoughts and associations ...