Artwork for me is about the joy of learning – a process of exploration and discovery. I love working with vibrant colours and rich textures and usually paint with acrylics on panels. My collages often contain natural objects that I find in my travels, along with photos and fabrics that hold meaning for me. Most of my work is abstract although it sometimes includes recognizable images that may merge as I paint.
About the Artist
Always intensely interested in art, Connie MacLeod began painting in 1995 when she enrolled in a course for “…Absolutely Terrified Beginners” at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Encouraged by the instructors, Connie continued with part-time studies for seventeen years – at the AGO Learning Centre, the Toronto School of Art, OCADU, the Haliburton and St. Lawrence Schools of Art, and with private instructors. Having retired from her consulting practice in 2009, she is able to devote more time to her art work.
As a member of the Women’s Art Association of Canada, her work appears regularly in group shows in the Dignam Gallery. She held two successful solo exhibitions there in 2014 and has participated in group shows in various community galleries in the GTA. Her paintings are in private collections in Ontario, the United States and the Caribbean.