Monday, March 10, 2014

Meet Artist Connie McLennan, Spring Obsession OPEN DIVISION accepted artist

Connie McLennan

O-112  Winter Hills, Monterey Co.  oil  24x24  $1495
2nd. Place Winner

Connie McLennan grew up in Yreka, CA, where she showed quarter horses and sometimes accompanied her father, a veterinarian, on his out-calls amid the natural beauty of Mt. Shasta and the surrounding countryside.

Connie graduated from CSU, Sacramento with a degree in journalism, then spent two years studying illustration at San Francisco's Academy of Art. She began as a freelancer, illustrating a variety of advertising, institutional and editorial projects, including thirteen children’s books. 

O-111  Spring Smorgasbord  oil  14x12  $425

She attended her first painting workshop with Craig Nelson in 1994 and continued paint with Craig for five days every winter for several years. In 2010, she turned to painting full time and was enormously influenced by a series of workshops with well-known impressionist Don Hatfield.

Connie is a two-time contributor to the Air Force Art Collection. One of her paintings currently hangs in the State Capitol, representing the 1st Senate District in California’s 2013-2014 Senate Contemporary Art collection.

O-110  Tulip Dance  oil  12x12  $350

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