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About the Artist  

 Connie Coffelt Lawrence was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1951.  By the age of eleven, Connie’s family had moved five times, before they settled in Pasadena,Texas.   She currently lives in northwest suburban Houston,Texas, with her husband, son, Golden Retriever, and Black Lab mix.

While attending kindergarten in Cincinnati Ohio, Connie’s teacher, Mrs. Wimberley made a recommendation to her parents that she should study art - if she showed a passion for the subject.  Connie certainly had the interest, always finding time to draw on available free space on used or blank paper. She displayed a special interest in portraits, and spent many hours in her room drawing faces on the back of her Church commitment envelopes.

 She  took art classes all four years at Sam Rayburn High School in Pasadena, Texas.  rAfter graduating in 1972 from The Texas Academy of Art in Houston, Connie spent the next 17 years working in graphic design, but continued painting watercolors of her friends in sport: distance runners, marathoners, and surf competitors.

After having her  first child at age 42, she took a break from painting. On her 55th birthday, she decided to start painting again.  She also bought a surfboard - just for fun.

Connie specializes in transforming an ordinary candid photograph of a “special” event in an individual’s life and capturing that moment with a beautiful  watercolor painting.