Award-winning artist Connie Mae paints both en plein air and uses her own photographs for reference for painting in her studio, skillfully utilizing light, shadow, and color.

Connie grew up with a love of nature, hiking and camping in Michigan’s northern woods with her family. She took art classes throughout her school years, majored in fine art at Spring Arbor University, and has pursued additional education by way of workshops. For several years, Connie’s artistic attention was devoted to teaching art. Upon moving to West Virginia in 2012, she turned her attention back to oil painting and now works as a full-time artist celebrating the beauty she finds outdoors as well as doing commissioned work.

Connie’s artwork has appeared in numerous exhibitions, it has won many awards, and has been purchased by collectors throughout the U.S. Connie has also been interviewed on public media.

An active member of her community, Connie has served on local arts councils, created public art, juried local exhibits, and contributes to educational art programs. Her professional memberships include Tamarack: The Best of WV and Allied Artists of WV.

Artist Statement

I create oil paintings that celebrate my love of nature transporting the viewer into the scene. I love to highlight the beauty found in ordinary moments which call the viewer to pause, reflect, and sense the peace that nature offers. My realistic style unites the spirit felt in each place with the joy found in discovering unexpected details. Nature holds amazing beauty that deserves to be noticed, and when experienced, holds healing wonder for the soul.


(Selected Juried and Invitational Exhibits)

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