Matt Connors                             

2821 Anza Av                                                              65 Pleasant Road   

Davis, CA 95616                                                         West Harwich, MA 02671

 
 

 Selected Exhibitions  (Solo Shows)

            
2013      Yolo Arts Generations for Artistry Show, Woodland, CA
2012      International House Gallery
2005      International House Gallery, University of California, Davis
              Sights and Scenes of Mexico
2004      Design House Gallery, Davis, CA
              Moods of Davis; the train station
2002      Country Inn Watercolor Show, Harwich, MA
2001      Country Inn Watercolor Show, Harwich, MA
1989      University of California Faculty Club, Davis, CA

Recent Awards
2012   Watercolor West  44th Annual Juried Exhibit of Transparent Watercolors
2011   Watercolor West  43rd Annual Juried Exhibit of Transparent Watercolors Purchase Award
2010   Best of Show Winters Plein Air Festival, Winters, CA
2016 Best of Show Yolo ART/AG Gala
 
Annual Exhibitions
1999-2016    Summer Annual Art in the Park, Harwich Port, MA

Galleries
Gallery 625, Woodland, CA
Rootstock Gallery, Winters, CA
Guild of Harwich Artists, Harwich Port, MA

Commissions
2006 Art Calendar; Scenes of Mexico.  Fund Raiser for the Rene  Ferguson Trust Fund, Zihuatenejo, Mexico.

Teaching Experience
Watercolor class; Senior Center, Davis, CA 2006-2017 Teaching Experience (continued)
Art History and Projects; 2nd grade, Merry Hill School, Davis, CA
Watercolor workshops Feb 2006-16 Zihuatenejo, Mexico

Art Education
I have been painting since childhood. I studied art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York City.  In the 1980’s I began working exclusively with watercolor media and attended several workshops with prominent artists. In  1992 I took watercolor painting classes at Oxford University, U.K.. During the two years, while residing in San Francisco, I studied with Jerry Stitt, a watercolor artist in Sausalito, CA.

Artist Statement
I am a plein air painter of familiar subjects and landscapes. I am moved less by the physical reality of the subject than its impact on my mood. The essence of the scene is presented whimsically in the language of watercolor. The details are in the viewer’s imagination.

2013   Northern California Travels. Gallery 1075. W Sacramento, CA

Paintings are for sale.  Contact artist for price and availability.

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