PAINTER I SCULPTOR I MAKER
Born in Somerset England, Constance has been enamored with all the arts from an early age. She was an accomplished pianist, played multiple instruments and already oil painting by the age of eight. In her teens, she excelled at sculpture and continued painting in multiple mediums. At seventeen she majored in art and was a film intern in London. Her move to the US saw her start an award-winning international greeting card company. Her move to Asheville NC in 2004 was the impetus to propel her professional career as a full-time artist. She delved back into sculpture with great success in 2005, and it was her use of waxes in 2006 on a post-fired sculpture that forayed her into painting with encaustic for the next ten years. In 2015, she introduced alcohol ink over her encaustic paint medium and then painting alcohol ink on Yupo paper and aluminum panels in 2016-2018. December 2016 saw a move to a 4000 SQ FT studio, which incorporates a painting studio, an art salon exhibiting works before they go out to galleries or corporate installations, and a sculpture studio; Constance has reintroducing sculpture to her repertoire as she experiments with new mediums and concepts, which will be available in 2018.
CIRCULARITY & EVOLUTIONARY best describes the unique and often colorful patterning themes in my paintings, which transcend by linking a multitude of mediums I have worked in to become a rhythmic re-imagined visual dialogue. A mostly self-taught artist, I am endlessly stimulated to experiment, originate, and employ new ways to use and combine mediums and substrates to develop and shape my visual conversation.
Constance draws inspiration from originators such as Frankenthaler, Still, and Rothko, among others. Also, the historical legend of Black Mountain College, near her home in Asheville, fostered a strong sense of individuality and creative intensity in the region. The work of its faculty and students revolutionized the arts and science scenes in the second half of the twentieth century. Among the best-known affiliates were Josef and Anni Albers, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg, Buckminster Fuller, Willem de Kooning, Cy Twombly, Robert Motherwell, Franz Kline, M.C. Richards, Charles Olsen and Jacob Lawrence. Their legacy continues to reverberate and inspire the next art movement in Western North Carolina.
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