Cornè was privileged to live and study for a year at home with master artist Adriaan Boshoff, who sadly passed away. Oom Adriaan was Cornè 's mentor and inspiration. "The hours we spent talking at the kitchen table when I lived in his house, the discussions always centering on more than mere lines, light and technique. No other artist has inspired me to the extent that Adriaan Boshoff has. Like his life, my life is dedicated to the endeavour for perfection in my work."