Connie McCann was born in 1954 and currently resides in Maumelle, Arkansas. She attended Arkansas State University but transferred to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she earned B.A. and B.S.E. degrees. She taught Art in North Little Rock, Arkansas at both Ridgeroad Junior High and NLR High East Campus. The bulk of her teaching career was spent at Little Rock Hall High School where she served as Visual Arts Department Chair. She also taught group art lessons in her home studio for many years. In 2009 and 2012 she was awarded the LRSD Crystal Award as part of the LRSD Teacher of the Year Program and in 2014 she was awarded the Arkansas Art Educators Secondary Level Art Educator of the Year Award. Her work has been displayed in a variety of shows and exhibitions. Connie is currently represented by Boswell Mourot Fine Art in Little Rock.
I have spent most of my life working as an artist and as a high school art teacher. Now that I have retired from teaching, I devote all of my time to the process of creating art. My work, as with most artists, has changed over the yeas and has evolved in both style and medium. I typically work with oil paint or soft pastel and love working with portraiture and still life. I begin each piece by setting up my own compositions and then take photographs that are used towards the development of the final artwork. In each of these images, I focus on strong composition, color, balance and lighting to enhance the final product.