Adding color, light, and happiness to your world is a good thing - which is why I paint happy things.
Finding my artist voice took a few years of singing the wrong tunes - training as a window builder/ Stained glass artist, a technical drafter, a an administrative assistant, a graphic designer, a mom, and a shepherdess - all pieced together to create what my current “Sound of Life” is.
A painter of “Sheep Incognito”, of landscapes real and invented, a player of heartstrings with my art - I love connecting my art with the viewer’s emotions and experiences in life.
My message is a positive one - because dark art needs to be balance by light, happy, inspirational things, to keep the art world from wobbling out of control.
Yes, my work looks whimsical - sometimes even as if it was created for children. Yet, together with the captions. It becomes clear, that it is for the adult world’s child within, that I create for.
Reminders to wear mismatched socks, crazy hats, jump in puddles, and occasionally go hang upside down from a branch, like you did when you were a kid.
Being an adult is overrated at best - a sad thing we all become, when imagination, fun, laughter, and silly things to giggle about are replace with worries about taxes, casual Fridays, lawncare Saturdays, and how to impress the neighbors/friends/boss with whatever we have been told makes us “successful” now.
Come with me to play in the meadow for a bit - it might help you remember....
The following is from the artist: Conni Togel was born in 1965 in Winfield, Illinois as a daughter of German immigrants. At an early age, she moved to Germany. In 1993, she graduated from the Kolping College of Applied Graphics in Stuttgart, Germany. As founder and owner of SonGraphics in Stuttgart, she worked primarily within the non-profit sector, as well as within the small to mid sized company service arena. She wa sresponsible for creative direction of a German international magazine, as well as for all design and creative directives of the company. After bringing her family to the USA in 1995, her work shifted to freelancing on a smaller scale, so that she could raise her three daughters and be a homemaker for the family. After teaching herself to paint, she became one of ebay’s Powersellers, selling well over 2500 paintings on the online auction site over the course of three years. Together with an international team of talented engineers, she launched an auction site ArtByUs.com, geared specifically towards connecting international self-representing artists with art collectors from around the world. In her painting career, Conni’s illustrations, watercolor and oil paintings have been published in several magazines and are found in collections around the world. Her most successful achievement has been the creation of her “Sheep Incognito”series of oil and acrylic paintings she has been producing since 1999. Her sheep have been found in private and corporate collections around the world, and continue to bring smiles and laughter to collectors from all walks of life.