Artist's Statement

Connie
The passion of creating is what I live for. I love having the freedom to experiment with new techniques and media, often surprising myself in the creative process. Working experimentally lets me play with concepts and imagery while reinventing my art. Changing the process of making art allows me to explore my purpose. The process is as important to me as the finished product.

My garden inspired me to learn about color and how to see. Love of color and texture powers my work. My paintings have many layers buried beneath the surface. Adding and subtracting paint, using stamps, sanding, and adding elements of collage are how my paintings evolve. As pieces evolve, they take on a life of their own.

Art is a form of communication and through familiar imagery I "speak" a common visual language with the viewer. Symbols that represent the common threads and relationships of life are prevalent in my paintings. My current work combines the ancient art of printmaking with cutting edge technology.

My art is in numerous corporate and private collections world wide. Some corporate commissions include the Marriott Marquis Hotel at Times Square in New York City, the Princess Cruise Lines, Florida, and the Crown Plaza Hotel in White Plains, New York.

photo courtesy of Erin Clow
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Resume Highlights

Education
BA - Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
MA - California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks
California Teaching Credential (Grades K-12)

Selected Juried Competitions
Women Painters West at Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, California2013
UBS Show, Westlake Village, California2011
Schomburg Gallery, Santa Monica, California2011
Arts Council Conejo Valley Exhibit, Featured Artist, Thousand Oaks, California2008
Women Painters West at Encino Terrace, Encino, California2009
Women Painters West at The Finegood Gallery, Woodland Hills, California2008
Women Painters West at The Brewery, Los Angeles, California 2008
Women Painters West at Orlando Gallery, Sherman Oaks, California 2008
Ventura County Government Center Juried Show 2007-08
            Honorable Mention 2008
Cal State Channel Islands Juried Show 2006
Thousand Oaks Art Assn Juried Show 1995-14
            2nd Place Mixed Media 2014
            1st Place Mixed Media2013
            3rd Place Mixed Media, Juror Katherine Chang Liu2012
            1st Place Mixed Media2009
            1st Place Mixed Media2007
            Best of Show and People's Choice Award 2004
City of Thousand Oaks Annual Juried Show2000-09
            1st Place Mixed Media2007
            2nd Place Mixed Media 2005

Publishers and Selected Galleries
Abra Gallery, Westlake Village, California 2013-14
Westervelt Fine Arts, Laguna Niguel, California2010-14
Schomburg Gallery, Santa Monica, California2011
Gallery at Four Seasons Westlake Village, California2009
Winn Devon Art Group Ltd, Richmond, British Columbia2000-13
Kevin Barry Fine Art, Los Angeles, California2004-11
Princess Cruise Lines, Los Angeles, California2000-10
Artagrafix, Westlake Village, California2001-06
Art Connection, Los Angeles, California2001-05


News
Ventura Star

CSQ Magazine


Special thanks to my husband, Arvin, for guiding me into cyberspace, kicking and screaming all the way.


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