Portraits and figures have fascinated Connie since childhood. She explores the figure in motion with her drawings and paintings of tango, western and jive dancers and rodeo scenes. Her favorite media includes oil pastel, oil, and charcoal and she is always experimenting with different surfaces in her work. Connie is particularly interested in sketching people as they go about their daily lives and she can be found with her sketchbook in museums, restaurants, bars, and other places where people congregate.
Connie received her art training at the Art League School in Alexandria, Virginia, with additional classes at the Washington Studio School and the Smithsonian Institution, both in Washington, D.C.; she also studied in the graduate art program at Texas Tech University. Connie is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.
She has received many awards in regional and national juried shows and was a finalist in the American Artist’s Drawing magazine’s cover competition in 2010. In 2012, she was featured in Southwest Art magazine’s “Drawing Portfolio“. Connie’s drawings have been included in five Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing books, published by North Light Books, as well as Art Journey: Portraits and Figures. Her works are in many private collections in the United States and abroad.
Connie currently lives in Junction, Texas, where she draws and paints at her Hackberry Street Studio.