Connie Roschlau Ball (Studio 2W8)
My dream always has been to share the joy of nature. After a 30-year career as an interior designer, I am finally doing what I have always wanted to do—paint full time.
I paint dramatic landscapes with highly charged color palettes. The images come from my subconscious, my dreams and my travels.
The colors and values I use converge to create organized harmony. Every time you look at one of my paintings you notice different color notes and paths. I love to place contrasting colors next to each other that break up the harmony and make you take notice. This makes my heart beat faster.
I am moving toward more abstract compositions in my recent paintings. I employ more bright cheerful colors and less detail. But at the same time I am drawn to dark and mysterious color palettes. I always want my paintings to draw in the viewer.
Often I find that getting to a more abstract composition is a challenge. During the process I might create the same painting several times to loosen my controlling nature.
I am enjoying this journey of self-awareness tremendously! It is very inspiring to see what happens, and the best part is that I can share it with others.