ABOUT WINDY

ABSTRACT PAINTER WINDY O'CONNOR ISN'T CONTENT TO MERELY FUNCTION IN THE WORLD; SHE USES LIFE TO GARNER INSPIRATION FOR HER WORK. FROM HER TRAVELS TO FAR AWAY PLACES OR THE LATEST RUNWAY INSPIRATIONS TO NORTH CAROLINA LANDSCAPES, O'CONNOR IS NEVER SHORT OF NEW OF INSPIRATION. SHE WORKS TO CONVEY AN EXPERIENCE, EMOTION, MEMORY, OR ATMOSPHERE. BY SCRAPING, POURING, ADDING AND SUBTRACTING LINE, SHAPE AND FORM, SHE CONSIDERS THE PAINT AND MATERIALS THAT SHE USES AS THE SUBJECT MATTER FOR MANY OF HER PIECES.

 

 WINDY UTILIZES MULTIPLE MEDIUMS IN HER WORK, SUCH AS PAPER,COLD WAX, STRING AND GRAPHITE, IN ADDITION TO EXPERIMENTING WITH DIFFERENT WAYS TO MANIPULATE PAINT TO CREATE VARYING DEGREES OF TEXTURES AND THICKNESSES. " .MY INSPIRATION IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING. I AM INSPIRED BY ART! THE LIGHT ON THE MARSH, THE FOGGY MIST IN SPRING, THE WARM COLORS OF A FIELD IN EASTERN NC.  I ALSO LOVE FASHION AND WILL INCORPORATE FASHION TRENDS AND COLOR COMBINATIONS IN MY WORK. ALSO, MY MIND IS COMPLETELY FOCUSED ON THE ACTIVITY OF PAINTING AND USING MY CREATIVITY. I AM AT PEACE WHEN I PAINT, SO IT CALLS ME EVERY DAY. HEY, I AM NOT GOING TO LIE, MY WORK IS FUN!"

 

O'CONNOR'S LONG-TERM GOALS LIE IN STAYING TRUE TO WHAT SHE VIEWS AS A "LIFELONG JOURNEY AND PURSUIT OF CREATING SOMETHING THAT CAN BRING ANOTHER PERSON JOY."

 

WINDY'S ART CAN BE FOUND AT THE FOLLOWING GALLERIES

STELLERS GALLERY, PONTE VEDRA, FLORIDA

SWEET ART GALLERY, NAPLES, FLORIDA

HARRIS FINE ART, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA

GLASS WHEEL STUDIO, VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA (November 2016- February 2017)

 

CV Windy O’Connor
High Point Furniture Market Spring 2016
Shop Found Pop Up Show 2016
Solo exhibition Hidell Brooks Gallery May 2015
Artscape Beaufort Show 2015
Duke Mansion art Show 2015
Art with Heart 2015
Central Piedmont Community College permanent Installation 2015

Women in Abstract Show group show at Hidell Brooks Gallery 2015

Central Piedmont Community College solo exhibition 2014
Art with Heart 2014
Solo show Allison Sprock Fine art 2013
Showdown Hart Wentzen Gallery 2013
Slate Interiors Solo Show 2012
Carolina Art Soirée 2013
Carolina's Got Art 2013 juried show
Slate solo show 2012
Solo Show Allison Sprock Fine Art 2012
Carolina Art Soirée 2012
Christ Church Christmas Show 2012
Small Square show Providence Gallery 2012


Recipient of The Art with Heart Emerging Artist Award 2012


Fall Art Show JWV Artists 2012 Charlotte, NC
Art for Autism group Show 2012
Alexander Scott
Christmas Show 2012 Charlotte,NC
Small Square Show Providence Gallery 2011 Providence Gallery Holiday show 2011

Carolina Art Soirée 2010, 2011, 2013
Education:
BS in Interior Design East Carolina University 1990 Minor in Theatre Arts 1990
Minor in Business Administration 1990
Studied with Andy Braitman studio painting 2011-2014
Workshops:
Libby Smart Landscape Workshop Miriam Durkin Portrait workshop Angela Nesbit Floral Workshop Studied with artist Kelly Sanford