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Cincinnati Ohio 45208 United States Cell Phone: 5132239373 Home Phone: 5138711677
Connie Springer is a watercolor artist with a penchant for storytelling. She is also a photographer, and in both media, painting and photography, she demonstrates a keen visual sense and a strong interest in people. Her style has been described as evocative and interpretive.
Connie moved to Cincinnati with her husband Steve Kosztala from Providence, RI in search of utopia. Over the 37 years that they have lived here, they’ve raised three children.
She is a member artist of the Art Circle Studio (http://artcirclecincinnati.com) in Studio 124 of the Essex Studios in Walnut Hills. For over 14 years she has studied watercolor with renowned local painter, Ken Landon Buck.
Connie is a graduate of Oberlin College with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. After college she studied photography at the Art Institute of Boston and also has a Master’s in Library Science degree from Simmons College.
Her work, which she calls PAINTED STORIES, has been exhibited in solo shows at St. John’s Unitarian Church in Cincinnati and All People’s Unitarian Church in Louisville. Other venues for her watercolors have included Kennedy Heights Guardian Savings Bank, Christopher Marcus Salon, and Café de Sales as well as the following group exhibits: Art Local, Essex Studios’ Art Walks, Venue 222, Cincinnati City Hall, Gallery Salveo, the Christ Church Gallery, Kennedy Heights Arts Center, Mohawk Gallery, and Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.
Connie’s watercolor work can be viewed at http://springerwatercolors.com.
My paintings revolve around stories — a flower market bristling with people, dancing figures in Paris, Polish street musicians, a billiard hall in Berlin, a spunky miniature gallery owner in the south of France, Vietnamese street scenes, museum-goers, mural painters, or people waiting for a train.
I explore themes of aging, ethnicity, multi-generations, street life — above all, the interactions of people — in a style that has been described as evocative and interpretive.
I paint from photos, not only my own but those left me by my German-born parents who had been part-time photographers in Berlin and Chicago. I like to think that from them I inherited my love of photography and art.
Wherever I travel I photograph, gathering new perspectives and fresh material for my next watercolor painting.