Amy Connor’s work explores the elements of realism, abstraction, and illustration to create unique spaces for her own artistic expression. Her work is often inspired by nature, with narrative references of folklore and fairytales woven into her paintings.
After studying painting at the University of Florida, Amy Connor began her artistic career in West Palm Beach, where she exhibited in many South Florida galleries and began commission and mural work. After moving four years later to Maryland in 2005, she found new inspiration in the mountains and landscapes surrounding Frederick. Her current work depicts some of the artist’s most beloved places in the area, including a friend’s Middletown farm, a favorite Potomac River fishing hole, and wooded paths through the Chesapeake Watershed. These abstract landscapes are blended with imagery and symbolism recalling folklore from a myriad of cultures to create a more intimate view of the stories that rest inside these special places. Amy works from her downtown Frederick studio overlooking historic Market Street.