National Art Exhibit
Ric Conn is a contemporary figurative painter. His body of work focuses on the spark of sensuality. Whether the model is imitating a legendary or iconic character, or creating an original pose, every pose has its own certain something that appeals to the senses, which is his subject.
Ric’s artistic career began at age 5 with his first freehand drawings. Intending to draw an apple he placed on the table, coincidentally the sunlight, he became fascinated with light and shadow. When he next used his arm as a model—his passion for figurative art began
Working additionally as a freelance photographer, printer and graphic artist to help pay the bills and raise his family. Ric is now a full time fine artist.
Ric won the “Face of Queen Anne’s County” medal for one of his oil paintings. His awards also include First, Second, Third and Best in Show awards as well as numerous Honorable Mention awards and Award of Merit certificates. He has been featured in articles in several newspapers, and magazines, and interviewed on television, both local and network.
Ric has had solo and group shows in Baltimore, Columbia, Annapolis, Frederick, Stevensville, and Centreville Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Chelsea, New York City.
Ric teaches painting and drawing workshops in local schools, arts councils, an environmental center, and private lessons in his studio. He has also given portrait drawing demonstrations.
He has paintings in private collections in several states and Australia.
Ric Conn was born in 1951 in Baltimore, Maryland and studied at the Corcoran College of Art in Washington, D.C. and the Maryland Institute College of Art. He currently lives and works on Kent Island, just off the eastern shore of Maryland.