Our lives are permeated with stories of all shapes, sizes and flavors, most of which we have little conscious awareness. As a child I loved illustrations, and as an adult I worked as an illustrator. But simply illustrating a given story is limiting. Now that I'm free to paint what I want, I choose more ambiguity in my subject matter.
I have studied under Carolyn Anderson, Edward Povey and Michelle Torrez and have consistently won awards in juried art shows with the Wimberley Valley Art League. My work has been displayed at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and many Austin Visual Arts Association juried shows. Currently my work is being exhibited at the Bent Tree Gallery in Wimberley. I have had one-artist shows at the Eastside Showroom in Austin and Dudley’s Wine Bar in Dripping Springs. Contact me for information on portrait (and other) commissions. E-mail: Cschaertl@verizon.net. For information about purchasing a painting or a print, please check out: connie-schaertl.artistwebsites.com and http://www.benttreegallery.com/