ABOUT 

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Connie Scanlon evolved into an artist because of luck and love. Sometimes you just know when it feels right; you are meant for that adventure and need to simply go ahead and "give it a whirl."

Trained as a cardiac intensive care nurse, she now uses her critical skills of observation to create contemporary botanical art. Her passion is painting with watercolor on Kelmscott vellum, which she likens to ice skating. "The goal is simply to stay up on the surface and not fall through." 

An early dream of getting into the Annual Juried International exhibitions in New York was realized in 2014, and she is forever grateful that it was not a once in a lifetime experience - even though she will laughingly admit that her three children are truly her favorite "masterpieces."  She and her husband Jack live in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

EXHIBITIONS

PUBLICATIONS

24th Annual International Juried Botanical Art Exhibition, presented by

The American Society of Botanical Artists, Marin Art and Garden Center,   Ross, California. 2021.  

Two Blackberries

 

Abundant Future: Cultivating Diversity in Garden, Farm and Field".  Fourth

New York Botanical Garden Triennial Exhibition, New York, New York 2020

Heirloom Blueberry Branch #1

23rd Annual International Juried Botanical Art Exhibition, presented by

The American Society of Botanical Artists, New York, New York  2020.  

Crabapples x 6 Redux.

 

21st Annual International Juried Botanical Art Exhibition, presented by

The American Society of Botanical Artists, New York, New York   2018  

Coneflower Past Prime.

Botanical Art Worldwide, Juried Exhibition of America’s Flora.

United States Botanic Garden 2018     

Minnesota Field Thistle.

20th Annual International Juried Botanical Art Exhibition, presented by

The American Society of Botanical Artists and The Horticultural Society of

New York, New York    2017    

Blueberries x 5.  

Filoli 19th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition, Woodside, California 2017. Blackcurrants.

The Hunt Institute’s 15th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   2016    

Blueberries x 10. 

19th Annual International Juried Botanical Art Exhibition, presented by

The American Society of Botanical Artists and The Horticultural Society of

New York, New York  2016.

Gooseberries Past Prime.            

Exhibition catalogue cover.

18th Annual International Juried Botanical Art Exhibition, presented by

The American Society of Botanical Artists and The Horticultural Society of

New York, New York  2015.    

Raspberries Past Prime.

17th Annual International Juried Botanical Art Exhibition, presented by

The American Society of Botanical Artists and The Horticultural Society of

New York, New York  2014.    

Blueberries x 8.

Royal Horticultural Society Botanical Art Show, London, 2013.

Preludes and Postludes on a Stem. Silver Grenfell Medal.

Botanical Art Techniques: A Comprehensive Guide. The American Society of Botanical Artists. Edited by Carol Woodin and Robin A. Jess. Watercolor on Vellum Advanced Tutorial by Connie Scanlon p. 313-317. Timber Press 2020.

 

The Botanical Artist: Journal of the American Society of Botanical Artists:

June 2019, Volume 25, Issue 2, Lasting Impressions p. 35.

The Botanical Artist: Journal of the American Society of Botanical Artists:

March 2016, Volume 22, Issue 1.

The Botanical Artist: Journal of the American Society of Botanical Artists: December 2014, Volume 20, Issue 4.

The Botanical Artist: Journal of the American Society of Botanical Artists: December 2012