Southern painter Elaine Connors shapes each canvas with one clear purpose – to form a visual manifestation of the meditative process that she has practiced for many years. “My intention is to convey a sense of peace and tranquility, a sense of spaciousness, unhurriedness, silence and stillness,” Connors writes. “My paintings are less about directing the viewer’s attention to a particular form or specific idea than they are about making a clearing, an opening into a different perspective.”

Each piece begins with Connors first establishing a multi-layered, textured ground by using a variety of materials, which may include gesso, modeling paste, sand, and/or marble dust. From this foundation she then adds an array of mixed media - acrylic glazes, natural earth pigments, hand-dyed fabric, aged newsprint, colored pencil, and chalk. Her neutral earth-tone color palette adds further depth to the overall sense of stillness, peace, and tranquility conveyed by her choice of abstracted imagery.

In addition to her exhibitions with the Bill Lowe Gallery, Elaine Connors has shown her work in Florida, North Carolina and New Mexico. Additionally, she was featured in the Ponte Vedra Recorder in 2004.

2007 The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2005 Mixed Media Paintings, 57 Treasury Gallery, St. Augustine, FL
2004 Meditation Series, 57 Treasury Gallery, St. Augustine, FL
- Meditation Series, Acquisitions Gallery, St. Augustine, FL
2003 Earth Tablets Series, 57 Treasury Gallery, St. Augustine, FL
2001 Slender Threads Series, 57 Treasury Gallery, St. Augustine, FL
1999 Earth Planes Series, King Street Gallery, St. Augustine Gallery

2005 Mixed Media Paintings, Riberia Street Gallery, St. Augustine, FL
2005 Selected Paintings, Art Art Bo-Bart Gallery, Taos, NM
2001 Juried Exhibition, Butterfield Garage Gallery, St. Augustine, FL
2000 Contemplating Spaciousness Series, Elizabeth Marin Studio, St. Augustine, FL
- New Beginnings, Avenue Books and Gallery, St. Augustine, FL
- Selected Paintings, Studio E Gallery, Jupiter, FL
1999 Selected Paintings, Tyndall Gallery, Durham, NC
- Paintings and Collage, King Street Gallery, St. Augustine< FL

Ponte Vedra Recorder, Ponte Vedra, FL, July 30, 2004

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