PAINTER I SCULPTOR I MAKER
Born in Somerset England, Constance became enamored with all the arts from an early age. By the age of eight, Constance was an accomplished pianist, played multiple instruments and already oil painting. In her teens, she excelled at sculpture and continued painting in various 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 sculptural work that forayed her into painting with encaustic for the next ten years. In 2015, she added relatively new medium called alcohol ink to her repertoire, which she used with her encaustic paint medium. In 2016-2018, saw the exclusive use of alcohol ink and experimentation on different substrates and settled on poly coated aluminum panels.
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 reintroduced sculpture to her schedule and is currently experimenting with new mediums and concepts, which should be available 2018-19.
Her paintings are in private and corporate collections and frequently commissioned for many site-specific locations. She has been on the cover and featured in various print publications and filmed by PBS, Asheville Chamber of Commerce and other US television programs. A catalog of her work is available in print and downloadable.
"CIRCULARITY & EVOLUTIONARY best describes the unique rounded forms and often colorful patterning themes, like a DNA signature it is ever present throughout my various mediums and continually evolves. I compose abstracted elements that represent without depicting, usually extracting from past experiences that happen around six weeks prior, while simultaneously creating anew. I am endlessly stimulated to experiment, originate, and employ new ways to use and combine mediums and substrates to develop and shape my conversation into a re-imagined rhythmic visual dialogue."
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!
The historical legend of Black Mountain College, near my 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, Robert Motherwell, Willem de Kooning, Cy Twombly, Robert Rauschenberg, Buckminster Fuller, and Franz Kline. Their legacy continues to reverberate and inspire the next art movement in Western North Carolina and drives my fellow artists and me to originate and excel.
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