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With a degree in arts, MacConnell worked for many years in the corporate sector before taking the leap into running her own art business. She started her career in the Graphic art field in packaging, trade shows, and literature which was fun, but she didn’t do any artwork. So, she left that and moved to sales for a while to make more money and get more free time to do art. She did a job share in media sales, where she worked 3 days a week which allowed her to rent a studio and do her painting for two days a week.
Now it’s about 18 years later, and she is in a huge fabulous studio, and she paints six days a week. MacConnell is passionate about painting, and she does it like her job. She also owns a gallery and an e-commerce website where she sells her art.