Meet Guest Artist Connie Rish

Connie’s natural talent was discovered at a young age by educators and family alike. She always participated in any and all art related classes offered from Junior High and High school, and continuing on to Vocational training in Commercial Art.

After many years working in the printing and reproduction field, She began to feel the pull toward fine arts once again. Connie began to search for a serious form of study, and found the perfect fit at The Conservatory for Classical Art, Edmond, Oklahoma. Under the expert tutelage of master teacher Leslie Lienau, she attended, and completed, the intensive four year Atelier classes, as well as one year of independent study. During this time Connie developed her own unique style, the elements of Classical and Impressionism are both reflected in her art.

At her first public showing of landscape art, Connie received a second place overall recognition and a monetary award. Connie finds unlimited inspiration in nature. Depicting it just as it is, while helping the viewer to see what is so often missed.