Lifelong artist, photographer, and horse-lover, Connie Moses combines her dual passions for art and horses in her digital fine art creations. Using contemporary tools guided by age-old techniques-- modern technology and traditional methods-- Connie challenges the boundaries between painting and photography.
One might call Connie's forte 'virtual painting,' creating using a digital pen as a paintbrush. With a graphics tablet serving as her mixing palette and the monitor display as her visual work in progress, Connie's artworks take physical form when output by a fine art printer as museum-quality giclees on watercolor papers or canvas. Connie employs unique high-tech features to maximize her range of creative options-- offering her ease of experimentation and visualization, changeability, media mixability, color-variance possibilities, erasability, size-variability, repeatability, and more. With her techniques, Connie can even incorporate photographic realism to the extent that she chooses.
Each piece, based on reference photographs, is pre-sketched by Connie to establish composition, directional movement, focus of attention, and flow of the viewer's eye. Then she uses her digital pen to emulate watercolor or oil paintbrushes, pencils, pastels, charcoal, sponges, airbrush, pen-and-ink-- any artist's medium. Connie is presently in the forefront of artists using such non-traditional tools to create representaional and expressionistic works. Her prior career in graphic arts followed a similar path, being grounded in classical print production and evolving into computer-managed publishing. She returned to her original fine art roots when painting became possible on computers.
Enjoying life in New Hampshire, Connie lives her work raising two Arabian/percheron warmblood horses and their Arabian mom, trail-riding, carriage driving and camping with horses. At other times she may be found rowing her Alden ocean shell, boating with her hubby in his antique GarWood, fishing, hiking, snowboarding, snowshoeing, or partaking in yoga and exercise classes or playing piano.
Connie Moses is always seeking the beauty in ordinary things, and celebrates life's joy in her personal artworks. Her art prints and commissioned portraits of horses, pets and their people are found in many homes and private collections. Artist Connie Moses accepts COMMISSIONS for portraits created from photographs, specializing in horses and pets.