Phoenix
 
Maryland

Artist's statement

Full Artist's statement

My paintings, drawings, and constructions are fueled by life experiences and nature. I work intuitively, combining, editing, and recombining marks into compositions that are unexpectedly recognizable. I don’t set out to tell a story, but my many years as an illustrator inevitably weave their way into my work. I don’t want to learn anything from what I paint. I often look at things in my work and wonder what I did to make them. What I want from finishing a piece is the confidence to start the next one and know it will end up making me happy. In the process of finishing a piece, I want to step back and giggle.

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All work by Mike

Mike McConnell
2017, 36x48, Acrylic on Panel
Mike McConnell
2017, varies, Plywood, Sonotubes, Paint
Mike McConnell
2016, 30x40 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper
Mike McConnell
2016, 20x30 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper
Mike McConnell
2016, 20x28 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper
Mike McConnell
2016, 30x40 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper
Mike McConnell
2015, 48" x 60" x 2", Acrylic on Panel
Mike McConnell
2015, 24" x 18" x 2", Acrylic on Panel
Mike McConnell
2015, 24" x 18" x 2", Acrylic on Panel
Mike McConnell
2014, 48" x 36" x 2", Acrylic on Panel
Mike McConnell
2013, 36" x 60" x 2", Acrylic on Panel
Mike McConnell
2013, 36" x 30" x 1", Acrylic on Panel
Mike McConnell
2013, 30" x 24" x 1", Acrylic on Panel