Connie Hayes

Five Pins, Civita by Connie Hayes

Connie Hayes is a painter living in Rockland, Maine. She received her M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, and Rome; her B.F.A. from the Maine College of Art in Portland; her B.A. from the University of Maine, and received fellowships to Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1989 and the Vermont Studio Center in 2013. She taught at the Maine College of Art for 10 years and served as their interim Dean of Faculty in 1992. In 2003 she was awarded an honorary doctorate in fine arts from the Maine College of Art. From 1992-1998 she lived in New York City, and since 1990 her project Borrowed Views involves living and painting in others’ homes as an artist-in-residence. Collections and commissions include the Portland Museum of Art, the Farnsworth Art Museum, the American Art Museum in Asherville, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, The University of Maine Museum of Art, Monhegan Museum, University of New England Art Gallery, Rockefeller Collections, ABC Good Morning America, The New Yorker, Fortune Magazine, L.L Bean, and the Art in Embassies Program. For 2014 and 2015 she is on the summer faculty of the JSS School in Civita Castellana, Italy.


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Connie’s Reading List:

In the Light of Italy, Corot and Early Open-Air Painting (Good detail to see brushwork)

Carlson’s guide to Landscape Painting (Good basics for a beginning painter.)

Northern Lazio: An Unknown Italy, (Specific to the history and nature of the area we will be in, not an art book.)
Wayland Kennet and Elizabeth Young ISBN 0-7195-4643-5

Alla Prima II, Everything I know About Painting-and More

Alla Prima, A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Direct Painting (Assortment of artists.)
Al Gury

Art and Visual Perception, A Psychology of the Creative Eye (Dense but valuable information about perception.)
Rudolf Arnheim

Artists on Art from the XIV to the XX Century (Words from the greats.)
Edited by Robert Goldwater and Marco treves

George Inness and the Science of Landscape (Good reproductions and dense with writing about landscape painting.)
Rachael Ziady DeLue

Charles Reid Master Class Painting by Design, Getting to the Essence of Good Picture Making (Another technique book but sound information)

The $12 Million Dollar Stuffed Shark, The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art (Helps explain power structures in the art world.) Don Thompson

Air Guitar, Essays on Art and Democracy (Art and life.)
Dave Hickey
Art Issues Press, Los Angeles

The Art Spirit (Sound advice to artists)
Robert Henri

Inside the Painter’s Studio (Interviews of artists about their work spaces and lives)
Joe Fig

The Giacometti Portrait (A description of process by artist and sitter over time)
James Lord

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