Connie Schaertl is an artist who works primarily in oils. Our lives are permeated with stories of all shapes, sizes and flavors, most of which we have little conscious awareness. She has always been drawn to stories, and that may well be what drew her to art. As a child she loved illustrations, and as an adult she worked as an illustrator. Leaving that employment behind has allowed her to incorporate more ambiguity in her subject matter. Instead of merely presenting a story, she seeks to stimulate a seed in the viewer, an invitation to co-create the experience of the painting according to the wealth of life, thought and perception he or she brings to the viewing.
She has studied under Carolyn Anderson, Edward Povey, Michelle Torrez, Betty Rhodes, Jim McDonald and Ron Rencher. She has frequently won awards in Wimberley Valley Art League juried art shows. Her work has been displayed at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Austin Visual Arts Association juried shows, Women and Their Work in Austin, Enchante Perfume Boutique in Austin and Bent Tree Gallery in Wimberley as well as pop up shows at various venues. For more information, visit her website: https://connie-schaertl.pixels.com/