2007 Crescent Beach Paint Out Artists

 


Saltwater Cowboys #2
8x16 Acrylic on Canvas

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Karlene McConnell
Ormond Beach, Florida

www.karlenemcconnell.com

I am a former art teacher with a B.A in Visual Arts. I spent many years working with mentally and physically challenged students and witnessed first hand what it is like to create artwork without any prejudice or inhibition. I learned very much about life and art from these students.

When I began my own family in 1993, I decided to devote my time to being a mother and an artist. Since then some of my favorite times have been spent on the Tomoka River with my husband and children. Capturing the natural beauty of this area has been my pleasure.

I am presently working as Co-Curator at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum. This allows me to surround myself with wonderful works of art and stay in touch with other artists.

My most recent work is very much influenced by the intracoastal waterways of Central Florida. These paintings are an exploration of the horizontal bands of color that make-up the Florida landscape.

I have allowed these bands of color that layer the canvas to become more important to me than trying to recreate every detail of the subject matter.

 
Thursday Morning
14x14 Acrylic on Canvas

Anastasia Park in Green
20x20 Acrylic on Canvas
 
View of the Marsh
12x12 Acrylic on Canvas

Saltwater Cowboys #1
10x10 Acrylic on Canvas

 

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