Connie

Rish

Guthrie

Oil

A classically trained artist working in oils, depicting realistic scenes in nature, landscape, and cityscape vignette.

Artist Statement

I cannot remember a time when I did not love to create art. Even though I went on to other things in my adult life, I always returned to my first love. When I found myself at a point in life that I could choose what I wanted for “Me”, I chose art.
I sought out professional training, and found the perfect fit, at the Conservatory for Classical Art, in Edmond, OK. After completing the intensive four year atelier classes, and one year of independent study, I completely submerged myself in all forms of art mediums, ultimately choosing all things of nature, Landscape, and Botanicals in Oils.

Experiencing Nature always brings me peace, and I continually find myself in awe of its beauty. There is beauty in everything around us if we chose to find it. Something man made, such as, a bridge, barn, or lonely road, may be included, but it is all surrounded by nature, set inside it’s own special scene. I paint what catches my eye, with very little modification. I may omit or add something to help the design, but most of what I paint, is as I found it. With the botanicals, I prefer to represent them in a super enlarged format. This perspective draws the viewer in, on a very intimate level, to the subjects magnificently engineered design. The classical discipline is always present, but many of the impressionistic principles find their way into my work as well.

Artist Bio

Born and raised in Oklahoma, Connie has always had a love for art. After many years working in the printing and reproduction field, Connie returned to her first love. She began to search for a serious form of study, and found the perfect fit at The Conservatory for Classical Art, Edmond, Oklahoma. 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. Connie finds unlimited inspiration in nature. Generally depicting it just as it is, all the while helping the viewer to see what is so often missed.

Beneath the water lily
Orange Cream Lily
Beneath the water lily
Orange Cream Lily
Tuscan Sunflowers
Tuscan Sunflowers
Blue Bird
Blue Bird
Autumn Under the Bridge
Autumn Under the Bridge
Glorious Gladiolus
Glorious Gladiolus
Snowy Rose
Snowy Rose
Corner Market
Corner Market
Red Shoulder Hawk
Red Shoulder Hawk
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Fire in the Sky
Iris Bud and Spathe
The Pizzeria
Iris Bud and Spathe
The Pizzeria
Olive Tree Harvest
Olive Tree Harvest
Morning Pond
Morning Pond
October in the Park
October in the Park
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1720 N. Shartel Ave. Suite B

Oklahoma City, OK 73103

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