Charlotte Talent Magazine
Constance Pappalardo was born in Lima, Peru in 1956.
moved to New York City at the age of eight.
The art and culture of the city inspired her
to pursue her
After high school, Pappalardo
studied painting at The Art Students League
and subsequently continued her
education at The School of Visual Arts, in Manhattan.
In 1976 the artist began a long spiritual journey that took her
on a long hiatus away from painting.
But a few years ago she
returned to her
first love and since then has been painting prolifically and with much success.
now lives in Cary, North Carolina.
contemporary abstract watercolors have been featured in numerous galleries in Cary, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and other cities in North Carolina.
She is member of The Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh and of The Durham Art Guild in Durham.
is the recipient of various art awards.
works are included in local corporate collections as well as private collections in the states as well as England, Norway, Germany, Italy , Portugal and her
She was chosen to be the signature artist for Cary's 2007 Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival.
She is one of the founders of The Cary Art Loop and is presently an active member of the abstract painters group, The ChromaZones.
is very involved in many charity art auctions, donating art throughout the years to such charitable events as VAE's For the Love Art auction and gala, the Works of the HeArt/ action against AIDS auction and gala, North Carolina Museum of Art's Art of the Auction
, the Red Cross
, the Boys and Girls Club of Wake County
for Humanity among others.
is represented by Joe Rowand Fine Art Services, Midtown Art Consultants and Saxapahaw Artists.
primarily works with watercolor on canvas but her
intention is never to follow the traditional path of watercolor.
is always experimenting, using the fluidity of her
medium to her
uses printing techniques to achieve patterns, sometimes spraying and rubbing and creating shadows by taking the paint off as quickly as she
has applied it.
It's an exciting process because the outcome is always a total surprise and that is what she
looks for, the happy accident, when the very wet paint has a mind of its own and directs her
has been fascinated with painting on wood panels.
The texture of the wood, the smooth and hard surface ignites her
imagination and she
finds herself thinking differently.
has started using collage and experimenting with transfers on the new wood paintings.
No matter what her
medium is, her
theme is always consistent.
wants to create a different world, a place of imagination and magic.