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Ric Conn

Ric Conn is a figurative painter, painting traditional realism with a modern edge. In compositions historically known as “Tronies” he creates figure and face paintings that reflect modern life.

His body of work focuses on the spark of sensuality. Whether the model is imitating a legendary or iconic character, or creating an original pose, every pose has its own certain something that appeals to the senses, which is his subject.

Ric’s artistic career began at age 5 with his first freehand drawings, when he placed first an apple then his hand in the sunlight on the table intending to draw light and shadow—his passion for figurative art began

Working additionally as a freelance photographer, printer and graphic artist to help pay the bills and raise his family. Ric is now a full time fine artist.

Ric won the “Face of Queen Anne’s County” medal for one of his oil paintings. His awards also include First, Second, Third and Best in Show awards as well as numerous Honorable mention awards and Award of Merit certificates. He has been featured in articles in several newspapers, and magazines, and interviewed on television.

Ric has had solo and group shows in Baltimore, Columbia, Annapolis, Frederick, Washington, D.C., Stevensville, Centreville and Chelsea, New York City.

Ric teaches painting and drawing workshops in local schools and an environmental center. He has also given portrait drawing demonstrations in Stevensville.

He has paintings in private collections in several states and Australia.

Ric Conn was born in 1951 in Baltimore, Maryland and studied at the Corcoran College of Art in Washington, D.C. and the Maryland Institute College of Art. He currently lives and works on Kent Island, just off the eastern shore of Maryland.

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