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RIC CONN

RIC CONN

Artist Work

Breaking the Chain the Binds
2017
oil on canvas
36x24
Miss Jolly Roger
2017
oil on canvas
36x24
Strangers
2017
oil on canvas
36x24
Into the Light
2017
oil on canvas
36x24
Behind the Curtain
2017
oil on canvas
36x24
Resurrection
2017
oil on canvas
36x24

Artist Information

County
Queen Anne's County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

I am an internationally known award winning expressionist artist. My work is provocative, I deal with subliminal thoughts, feelings and emotions. I want to reveal the subjective emotions and responses that objects and events arouse within a person. I want people to feel something, either positive or negative when they look at my work. My body of work also focuses on the spark of sensuality, that certain something that challenges the senses.  My work is the subliminal expressed in paint. I do not do classical, conventional academic paintings. It is hoped that anyone looking for unconventional art, including a portrait commission will find interest in my work.

Artist Bio

I won the “Face of Queen Anne’s County” medal for one of my oil paintings. My awards also include First, Second, Third and Best in Show awards as well as numerous Honorable mention awards and Award of Merit certificates.  I have been featured in articles in several newspapers, and magazines, and interviewed on television, both local and network.
I have had solo and group shows in Baltimore, Columbia, Annapolis, Frederick, Washington, D.C., Stevensville, Centreville and Chelsea, New York City.
I teach painting and drawing workshops in local schools, arts councils, an environmental center, and private lessons in my studio. I have also given portrait drawing demonstrations.
I have paintings in private collections in several states and Australia.
I was born in 1951 in Baltimore, Maryland and studied at the Corcoran College of Art in Washington, D.C. and the Maryland Institute College of Art. I currently live and work on Kent Island just off of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.