Connie has been painting and drawing for many years, but about four years ago she began her "Guardian" series, which has become her main focus.
These pieces are begun on a black canvas and slowly built up with numerous layers of metallic and transparent glazes. When finished there may be up to seventy veils of transparent glazes. These refective glazes reveal different colors and luminosity as the light plays across the surface of the canvas.
The "Guardians" are a numbered series, never titled, because the artist believes that to title a painting tells the viewer what to think, and the interaction between the viewer and the painting is a very personal and often intense experience.
This work is shown only in Hawaii and New York, but is in collections both nationally and internationally.
Connie regualrly holds workshops in portrait and figure drawing, often with beautiful native Polynesian models.
Camera: Nikon Corporation (Nikon D70) |
original size: 1428px x 2344px |
Current: 274px x 450px |