Twenty years ago, following a career in economic development, Connie decided to pursue her life-long interest in art. As a child, growing up in Philadelphia, her favorite activities included drawing and making collages, mainly of people from other countries. She took art lessons at the Philadelphia Museum School of Art before winning a scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania where she earned a B.S. After working in public relations for several years, she married and, in short order, had three children. While they were in school, she got an MBA.
Connie worked in both the private and public sector for many years, but taking classes at the Westchester County Workshop made her realize that her true passion was art. Classes at SUNY Purchase, Silvermine Guild of Art and the International Center of Photography gave her new skills and direction.
Connie has had five solo shows –"Vixens or Victims" at the Harrison Library, (Harrison NY), “The Feminine Mystique, Redux” at Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville, NY), “Inspirations” at the Rye Free Reading Room (Rye NY), “Dreams and Destinies” at the Harrison Library.and “Sounds of Silence” at the Riverdale Temple (Bronx NY). She was one of two featured artists in “Face to Face” at Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery, Iona College Art Center.
In 2019, Connie won both First and Second Place awards for painting at the New Rochelle Art Associaton ‘s 104th Open Juried show. In 2018, she won First Place in the Association’s 103rd Open Juried Show as well as Jerry’s Artarama award at the Greenwich Art Society’s Flinn exhibit. In 2013, she received a third place award from the Art Society of Old Greenwich.
In 2012, Connie won the Dagny A. Hultgreen Award at the Greenwich Art Society Flinn Exhibit and Second Place at the Art Society of Old Greenwich Bendheim Show. She was also selected to participate in "Coming Full Circle: the Greenwich Art Society Celebrates 100 at the Bruce Museum". In 2010, she won the Best in Show Francis K. Brooks Memorial Award for her painting, “Waiting”, at the Greenwich Art Society Bendheim Exhibit. In 2009, she received Honorable Mention at the Art Society of Old Greenwich show, “In the Mood for Color.” At the Rye Arts Center, she won Best in Show for painting in 2008 and First Place in painting in 2006. In 2005, she won the Myra C. Berol Memorial Award at the 33rd Annual Bedford Art Show.
Recent juried shows include:"Our History is Our Strength" (UBS Headquarters, Stamford CT), “Juxtapositions” (Flinn Gallery), “Crossing Borders” (Progreso Gallery, Mexico), “Discoveries” (George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University) 3rd and 4th Annual Human Rights exhibits (South Texas College & University of Monterrey, Mexico) “Spectrum” (New Canaan Society for the Arts), “Re-Flowering the Garden: Women and Nature” (Mills Pond House Gallery), “Women, Words and Images” (Mills Pond House Gallery), 32nd and 33rd Annual Art Shows (Bedford), “Real to Unreal” (Hammond Museum), “The Contemporary Portrait” (Rye Arts Center), “Viewpoints” (Northern Westchester Center for the Arts), “Art of the Northeast” (Silvermine Guild), RGA Annual Shows (Ridgefield Guild of Artists), “The Human Presence: Interpretations” (Westchester Arts Exchange) Allied Artists of America (National Arts Club), “Waterworks” (Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery, Iona College) and the Consulate of Venezuela.
In addition, Connie has exhibited work at the White Plains Library, Westchester Medical Center, Garrison Art Center, Westport Arts Center, Ceres Gallery, Brewster Gallery, and Art54 Gallery.
She is a member of the Allied Artists of America, Greenwich Art Society, Katonah Museum Artists Association, Westchester Arts Council, and Art Society of Old Greenwich.