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Connie McLennan grew up in Yreka, CA, where she showed quarter horses and sometimes accompanied her father, a veterinarian, on his calls amid the natural beauty of Mt. Shasta and the surrounding countryside.
She graduated from CSU Sacramento with a journalism degree, 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.
She attended annual painting workshops with Craig Nelson in the 90's. 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 U.S. Air Force Art Collection. Her work has won a variety of awards, including Best of Show in University Art's 2012 Open Show and an Honorable Mention and Second Place in earlier Spring Obsession shows at Ironstone. She works at home in Rocklin.