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A professional artist for the past thirty years, Connie Winters has emerged as a strong influence on the art scene in the Southeastern United States. Citing the work of classic French Impressionists as an ongoing source of inspiration in her own artwork, Winters naturally gravitates to France, particularly the rural regions of Provence and Dordogne, as locations for her landscapes.
Winters travels to France each year, crediting the provincial lifestyle she experiences there with giving her a renewed sense of spirituality and a fresh desire to create her vibrant landscapes. Her approach to the canvas is that of active observer, intent on recording the interplay of color and light as it progresses in each composition. Through her energetic interpretations of nature and local color, Winters uses the canvas to convey her enthusiasm to the viewer, inviting them to participate in the unfolding scene.
Though most of Connie's time must be devoted to painting, she does put some time into instruction. Connie honored a request from the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC by holding a workshop there in conjunction with the April, 1994, American Impressionist Show. Over the past several years Winters has conducted annual workshops in Matthews, North Carolina and various regions of Europe, particularly the Dordogne region in rural France.
Winters' works are found in many notable private and corporate collections including: the personal collection of John Randolph Hearst, Jr., the Coca-Cola Collection, and the Duke Mansion in Charlotte, NC. Her work also resides in the permanent collections of several academic institutions including: Wingate University, North Carolina; and in South Carolina, she is represented at Erskine College and Presbyterian College.