I am a contemporary artist working with mixed media, oil and abstraction.
A little about Carol
For award-winning Cincinnati oil painter Carol MacConnell, art evolves through years of passionate learning. Six days a week, she enters her Over-the-Rhine studio, MacConnell begins to envision the next piece. Carol’s work has appeared in private and corporate collections throughout the world. Originally known for her landscapes, MacConnell’s style was later brought to life when she began painting ballerinas. MacConnell explains, “When I was a young girl growing up in rural Ohio, I knew I wanted to be an artist. My school had a non-existent art program. I saw a ad for a commercial art school giving out scholarships and all you had to do was "Draw Binky", I was ecstatic! That might have been the beginning. Since then I have received my BFA from Miami University and have continued to study with some of the greatest living artists in this country. In the community, for many years, MacConnell has worked with Artists Reaching Classrooms, an inspirational program developed by the Taft Museum of Art. Speaking to high school students, she steadily reaches out to inspire the next generation of local artists. In addition, she has donated numerous paintings to local and national charities.
While she is well known for her ballerinas and representational work, Carol's newest body of work has turned towards abstraction. As a true artist she continues to push her creative boundaries and explore new techniques resulting in large statement poured paintings and contemporary figurative and floral abstracts.