Suffield Arts Council Features Somers Artist

Print More

The Pinney Gallery of Suffield’s Kent Memorial Library will feature the work of an outstanding artist from Somers. Neil Connell has been involved with painting for nearly his entire life, having started working in oils with a private instructor at the age of fourteen.

After receiving a degree in Art Education, he taught both art and special education for the gifted and talented in the Greenwich, CT school system, and was later a conservator of antique paint-decorated furniture.

Mr. Connell has worked and taught privately in a variety of media, including oils, watercolor, pen and ink, and most recently acrylics. The pieces in this exhibition are acrylic on both paper and canvas, with subjects incorporating elements observed from life, and re-assembled images from memory.

Memberships include The Academic Artists Association, Connecticut River Valley Artists, and the Tobacco Valley Artists Association. He is Chairman of the Somers Art Council’s “Piedmont Show” held annually. His award-winning work is represented in many private collections.

A “Meet The Artist” reception will be held, in the gallery, on Tuesday, June 13, from 6 – 8 p.m. This show runs through the month of June, thanks to the combined efforts of the artist, the Suffield Arts Council, and the staff of the Kent Memorial Library. It is open to the public.

Comments are closed.