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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.

                                                                                    Artist Statement
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.

Artist Bio
Reilly and the Blue Cup, Oil on Paper, 22x30
Teen Texting, Oil on Canvas, 36x36
Learning to Swim, Oil on Canvas, 24x30
The Girl With the Blue Pearl Earrings, Oil on Canvas, 48x30
Late Night Lesson Planning, Oil on Canvas, 24x30
Color Me Unique, Oil on Paper, 24x24
Paparazzi Dreams, Oil oon Paper 24x24
Beneath the Shade Tree, Oil on Paper, 22x30
Say What?, Oil on Paper, 15x15
Study for "Best Buddies", Charcoal, 12x8
The Sheer Scarf, Oil on Paper, 22x30
Morning Cuppa, Oil on Canvas, 36x36
the Blue Hoodie, Oil on Paper, 14x12"
Mama's Canning Jars, Oil on Canvas, 24x24
Transparent Shadows, Oil on Canvas, 30x30
Fresh From the Garden, Oil on Paper, 30x22
Tea for Me, Oil on Panel, 9x12
Tea for Three, Oil on Paper, 12x36"
Evening Reflections, Oil on Canvas, 30x40
After the Coffee Break, Oil on Canvas, 24x48"
Setting the Table, Oil on Canvas, 36x36"
Morning Color, Oil on Canvas, 36x36
Coffee Time, Oil on Canvas, 30x40
Guard Dog, Oil on Canvas 12x16
Oh My Goodness, Oil on Canvas, 20x20
Beauty and the Fan, Oil on Canvas, 20x20
Self Portrait in the Sun, Pastel, 40x30
Reading on the Front Porch, Oil on Canvas, 24x36
Your Move, Oil on Canvas, 36x36
Windy Day in KC, Oil on Canvas, 36x36
Tell Me More, Oil on Canvas, 30x40
Lost in Thought, Pastel, 30x22
Decisions, Decisions, Oil on Canvas, 36x36
Denver Reflections, Oil on Canvas, 36x36
You Talkin' To Me?, Oil on Canvas, 30x40"   SOLD
Reflective Reading Study, Charcoal, 12x9
Reflective Reading, Oil on Canvas, 36x36
Masquerade, Pastel, 18x24"
The Unveiling, Oil on Canvas, 24x48
Apple of My Eye, Oil on Canvas, 24x48
Relaxation, Oil on Canvas, 24x48
Daydreamer, Pastel, 30x22
Poker Face, Pastel, 30x30"
Sun Block, Pastel, 30x30"
O Say Can You See, Oil on Canvas, 24x36"
I Don't Want to Talk About It, Oil on Canvas, 30x40
Rainy Day Blues, Oil on Panel, 32x38
Quiet Time, Oil on Canvas, 36x36
You Can't See Me, Oil on Canvas, 24x48
I Spy With My Little Eye, Oil on Canvas, 24x30"
Told You So, Oil on Panel, 18x24"
A Trip to the Soda Shop, Pastel, 20x44
Study for "Say Cheese", Charcoal, 12x8
Say Cheese, Oil on Panel, 20x24
View of the Picnic, Pastel, 22x30"
Kirsten, Pastel, 22x30"
On The Veranda, Pastel, 22x24"
Teapot Gossip, Oil Paint Sticks, 22x30"
Leah at the Zoo, Pastel, 16x20
Reilly and Banjo, Oil Pastel, 20x20
Lake Maumelle, Pastel, 22x26"
Sail Boats, Pastel, 22x30"
Artwork
CONNIE McCANN