Born and raised in Philipsburg, PA, Connie has also lived in California, Nevada and New York. She studied at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, majoring in Painting and Design. She has also studied with noted artists Irving Shapiro, Milford Zornes and Stephen Quiller among numerous others who have contributed greatly to her growth as a painter. Her work has been represented in national and international juried exhibitions, earning her signature membership in The North East Watercolor Society, the Central New York Watercolor Society and the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society. She has garnered dozens of awards. Her passion for watercolor is due in great part to its immediacy and luminous effects. Connie is living in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania where she maintains a studio.