Connie Newton Stancell



My childhood was spent in rural New England where I learned to love nature’s exuberance. My painting is inspired by the natural world and an interest in exploring color and texture. Works typically evolve intuitively with layers of paint and texture added over time. Texture is created through visible brush strokes and scratching back into layers of paint or adding other materials to the canvas. There is a rhythm of color masses and brush strokes that may be discerned in the paintings reflecting musical favorites which include popular music as well as opera choruses and arias and classical music.