Constance A. Dodge
Oils and Pastels
I have been an artist since I could hold a crayon, but the real me emerged with an MFA in oil painting from Catholic University, Washington DC. For twenty-three years, I exhibited my work at the Amos Eno Gallery in New York City. I taught art for thirty-one years for SUNY Adirondack, College of St. Rose, Goddard College, Junior College of Albany, and High School Art.
Recently, Saratoga Hospital installed two of my commissioned paintings in their surgical waiting room. Beyond my other grants and awards, my fellowship at the Millay Colony for the Arts was an honor near and dear to my heart.
As an artist now living and working in the Sacandaga Lake Region, I have been drawn to the beauty of the environment and the history of my adopted town. Often, in my work with oil paint, I use a collage style, inserting miniature paintings against a landscape, a building or other background, and creating a unique pictorial narrative.
I was one of the founders of the Sacandaga Valley Arts Network, which has nurtured the arts in the Southern Adirondack Mountains for the past eighteen years. For many years I have taught painting, drawing, and art workshops for SVAN.
I welcome you to enter into my paintings, inspired not only by the light and color in nature, but also by my inner vision embracing archetypal images. Much of my work in oils portrays glimpses of the human condition. My love of drawing is met by working with Pastels, which allows me the freedom to capture the immediacy of the moment.