Rancho Santa Fe artist Connie McCoy showing at Encinitas gallery


Rancho Santa Fe artist Connie McCoy is exhibiting her work at the Encinitas Community Center Gallery through Sept. 3.

“The Joy of the Journey” is a one-woman show of about 30 fine-art paintings that show the evolution of McCoy’s style.

McCoy said her passage from realism to abstraction in oils was so challenging and exciting that she wanted to share the journey.

Meet the artist at a reception from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 22 at the gallery, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, off Balour, in Encinitas.

The exhibit is part of the annual Encinitas Civic Arts Program

McCoy is a member of the RSF Garden Club and was a member of the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild for 12 years. She now serves as secretary on the board of directors of the San Diego Museum of Art, Artist’s Guild. She is also a member of the Oceanside Museum of Art, Art Alliance, the San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park, and Oil Painters of America. Her work has been seen in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Southern California.

In December 2013, she exhibited in the Spectrum Miami International Show, and in November she’ll be exhibiting at the Art San Diego International Show. She is represented by Artisan Direct, Ltd in Rochester, New York and is exhibiting work there.

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