Connie Mc Coy
Connie McCoy is inspired by lighting and the dramatic effects that can be achieved through it's manipulation. She paints representational with a bent towards abstraction. She feels the loosening of the style to abstract allows her to be much bolder and expressive.
Career Background: The creative process has been her life. After a successful career in advertising and graphic design she now dedicates her time to painting and sculpture which are her passions. She graduated with a B.S. in Advertising and Graphic Design from the University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture and Art and became an art director and graphic designer in Cincinnati and then San Diego. In 1985 she started her own design business.
Numerous awards have been granted her in her profession including: “100 Best”, “The Best in the West”, “Illustration West”, The Creative Show of San Diego, The San Diego Union Tribune Awards., The San Diego Ad Club President’s Award and St. Regis National Packaging Award.
In 1999 she started painting with Sebastian Capella and later with Jeff Watts at The Watts Atelier and still enjoys participating with The Watt's Atelier.
Artist Workshops she has taken include: Dan Gerhardtz, Laura Robb, Carolyn Anderson, Ken Auster, Calvin Liang, Peggy Kroll Roberts, Ray Roberts and Susan Sarback. She studies sculpture with Lynn Forbes.
Featured Shows 2015-SanDiego Spectrum Art Show, Artisan Direct Booth 2015- One Woman show, "Joy of the Journey, Encinitas Community Center 2014 - ArtRochester, 2nd Annual International Art Fair, Artisan Direct Art Space, Rochester, NY 2013 - Miami Spectrum Art Fair, Miami, FL. Artisans Direct Ltd. Booth 2013 - New York Specturm Art Show, Javitts Center, New York, Artisans Direct Ltd. Booth 2013 - L Street Gallery, Featured in Two Man Show 2009 - Rancho Santa Fe Art Gallery, Featured Artist in Bi-Monthly Show 2008 - Coldwell-Banker, RSF, Featured in One-Woman Show 2008 - Scripps Encinitas Memorial Hospital, Featured in Two-Man Show 2007 - Rancho Santa Fe Library, Featured in One-Man Show 2005 - Rancho Santa Fe Library, Featured in One-Man Show 2005 - Southern Indiana Center for the Arts, Featured in One-Man Show 2005 - LaVida Del Mar Art Gallery, One-Woman Show 2002 - Rancho Santa Fe Art Gallery, Featured Artist in Three-Man Show Juried Group Exhibitions: 2014 - San Diego Art Instute Regional Art Show, Aug. 2014 2014 - Made in SanDiego, Poway Performing Art Center, SDMAAG Juried Member exhibition 2013 - Contemporary Expressions, Lyceum Theater Gallery, SDMAAG Juried Group show 2012 - Artists is our Midst Show, Village Church, Rancho Santa Fe 2010 - San Diego Cancer Center, Lillian Rice Exhibit & Group Show 2009 - San Diego County Fair Art Exhibition 2008 - San Diego County Fair Art Exhibition 2007 - Wells Fargo Bank , Rancho Santa Fe, Featured Artist in Group Show 2007 - Wells Fargo Bank Mortgage Offices (RSF), Featured Artist in Group Show 2006 - Wells Fargo Bank (RSF), Featured Artist in Group Show 2006 - Wells Fargo Bank Mortgage Offices (RSF), Featured Artist in Group Show 2005 - Wells Fargo Bank (RSF), Group Show 2005 - Wells Fargo Bank Mortgage Offices (RSF), Group Show 2003 - Scripps Encinitas Memorial Hospital, Healing Arts Program Exhibition 2003 - Rancho Santa Fe Inn Group Show 1971, Dayton Art Museum Biennial Show, Dayton, OH 1971, Women in Art Show, Cincinnati, OH 1971, Cincinnati Commission Urban Banners, Contemporary Art Center 1970, Akron Art Museum, Multi-Media & Laser Production 1969, Ann Arbor Film Festival, 16mm film, "Surrealization" Activities Member of LaJolla Art Association. Member of San Diego Museum of Art Artist Guild and Member of SanDiego Art Institute. Member of Oil Painters of America. Member of the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild. She is in Cambridge Who's Who as the 2011 Professional of the Year representing the Arts Industry.