566 Lori Drive
Benicia, California 94510
My inspiration to become an artist began in elementary school. Our “once a week hour” for art was exhilarating. I seemed to develop, very early, an eye for drawing and was asked by teachers to develop art projects for the school. This provided great self-esteem for a young budding artist. In high school there was only one art course available within the four-year period. It was basic art that provided minimal skills. Upon entering college I anticipated plentiful art courses that would teach traditional skills and techniques. I ventured head on into the psychedelic movement of the late 60’s and early 70’s. Although exciting, my desire was to begin learning traditional and representational art skills.
In college I majored in Art Education and I taught art for 31 years. During this time I also developed into a professional artist. Shortly after college I began to seek out quality instruction from artists who taught within their studios. I was able to develop my skills through small group instruction and was most appreciative of my figure-drawing instructor. I identified with his philosophy, process and techniques. I spent several years evolving from trial and error, experienced different mediums and tried many different painting styles. I also focused on social statement art done in surrealistic and semi-abstraction forms. Through these experiences and the influences of other artists I evolved to become an abstract and figurative artist. My thrust is to present my art uniquely which requires constant evolving and transitioning into the new. The challenge is exciting.
Feel the Heat ~ Artist Connie Millholland Oil on Canvas 24×36 $150.00