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March 2011

Shain Gallery in Charlotte, NC, Offers Works by Connie Winters

Shain Gallery in Charlotte, NC, will present an exhibit of new works by Connie Winters, on view from Mar. 4 - 31, 2011. An opening reception will be held on Mar. 4, from 6-9pm.

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 desire to create her detailed and vibrant landscapes. Her approach to the canvas is that of active observer, intent on recording the interplay of color and light as it unfolds in each scene. Through her energetic interpretations of nature and local color, Winters uses the canvas to convey her own enthusiasm to the viewer.

The paintings have wonderful appeal in part because of lush, lively colors and the illusion of captured light. Inviting and intimate interiors, sunny landscapes with architectural accents, and lovely flower garden scenes are among her favorite subjects. Winters’ fresh, innocent paintings frequently reflect images from her visits to Europe, especially Provence and Normandy, France.

Utilizing every available technical aspect to its optimum is her goal in each painting. “But even if everything is correct,” Winters said, “a painting must exude visual excitement and hopefully have some emotional impact on the beholder.”
Having loved art from childhood, Winters began formal art instruction as an adult. She studied with a number of notable painters including: North Carolina Pulitzer Prize winner, Phillip Moose, Shirley Markham, and the late Alice Steadman. More recently, Winters has continued her studies in Atlanta at the renowned Chatov Studio and privately with Alice Williams. Her work has earned her national recognition and is found in numerous prominent collections including: the Coca-Cola Collection, John Randolph Hearst, Jr. and the Duke Mansion, Charlotte, NC.

Located in beautiful Myers Park, Shain Gallery has been on the forefront of the North Carolina art scene since 1998. The gallery represents many leading national and regional artists, and recently won the “Best of the Best Award” for best Charlotte gallery.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 704/334-7744 or visit

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