Ric Conn Studios
Ric Conn's Wildlife Paintings
Ric Conn Studios
Stevensville, MD 21666
Ric Conn is an international award winning expressionist artist; creating paintings that reflect relevant social issues, equality, empowerment and psychological conditions to increase awareness and understanding. He focuses primarily on figurative depictions of the female experience, looking into the realities women face in Western culture focusing on their courage and beauty.
Ric has had many solo and group shows in Baltimore, Columbia, Annapolis, Frederick, Stevensville, and Centreville MD; Washington, D.C.; Manhattan and Chelsea, New York City, and Milan Italy.
He has been featured in articles in several newspapers, and magazines in the United States and Europe, including “Art Tour International Magazine,” “Art in America’s issue on galleries and artists in America, Toscana Cultura Magazine in Italy and interviewed on podcasts, on television, both local and network.
Ric has been named “Master of Contemporary Art ,” “Artist of the Decade 2010-2020,” and “Artivist (artist/activist) of the year 2019 and 2020” by Art Tour International Magazine. Additionally he has been in their summer, autumn and winter issues (back cover artist), and in American Art Collector. He was awarded both the Artist of the Future, and Collector’s Vision International Art Awards by Contemporary Art Curator magazine. Most recently Ric was awarded the Power of Creativity Art Prize, and was inducted into Who's Who in America.
He has paintings in private collections throughout the United States and Australia.
I am inspired mostly by Toulouse-Lautrec, Edvard Munch, Matisse and the German Expressionists. My work is primarily figurative depictions of the female experience. I am inspired to speak up about inequality and social issues women often face in Western culture focusing on their courage and beauty. I am committed and very passionate about my work on gender equality and female empowerment, two subjects that are sorely lacking in society. My goal is to bring awareness to this problem and do my part to facilitate change.
As an expressionist I put my emotions thoughts, etc. on canvas, and in that sense every painting I do is autobiographical. I use oil, acrylic, mixed media whatever it takes to get my message across.