|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|