A. (Jim) McConnell - Biography
A native of Washington County, Pennsylvania, I have
had a long interest in creating visual art. My art reflects my attraction
to the surrounding landscape, both natural and structural. For me,
working with color, nature, light, shadow and perspective is always
a work in progress.
in commercial art at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh resulted in
38 years employment with Duquesne Light Co. of Pittsburgh. For the
past 33 years I have concentrated my artistic endeavors primarily
on watercolor. I've found it to be a never-ending challenge. From
time to time I have been asked to instruct classes, conduct workshops
and give demonstrations on my approach to watercolor painting.
have been exhibited at W & J College, California University
of Pennsylvania, Wheeling Artisans Center, Stifel Gallery, Gallery
200, World West Galleries, Riehl Fine Art Gallery, Countryside Gallery,
Art in the Garden and others. My painting philosophy is simple -
Strive to draw, compose and render well, presenting material that
is pleasing and easily understood.
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