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Cours Saleya

Cours Saleya, 48 x 60 inches, Acrylic on Panel, 2019

Trout Fishing in America crayon drawings in The Motor House Gallery

Trout Fishing in America crayon drawings in The Motor House Gallery
Trout Fishing in America crayon drawings in The Motor House Gallery

Moria Gate Arch crayon drawing in my house

Moria Gate Arch crayon drawing in my house
Moria Gate Arch crayon drawing in my house

BMA Cats, 36 x 48 inches, Acrylic on Panel, 2017

BMA Cats, 36 x 48 inches, Acrylic on Panel, 2017
BMA Cats, 36 x 48 inches, Acrylic on Panel, 2017

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About Mike

Baltimore County

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A 1975 graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, Mike McConnell worked for more than 30 years as an illustrator before focusing on his fine art. He often turns to nature for inspiration for the vivid visual stories he tells. He uses paint in a collage-like way, cutting out shapes with vibrant colors on handmade wood panels, paper, and found material. McConnell won the President’s Best of Show award for the 2016 Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition for his painting Bear Carver.... more

Paintings that are the perfect size for your bathroom

Paintings that are the perfect size for your kitchen

Paintings that are a perfect size for your entryway

Paintings made from memories of California

Paintings made from memories of places other than California

Paintings made after seeing an exhibition

  • BMA Cats

    BMA Cats, 36 x 48 inches, Acrylic on Panel, 2017
    I invited the women from Milton Avery's "Interior with Flowers" painting at the BMA along with a few of the big cats that can be found in the museum outside for a soire with the entrance lions. 36 x 48 inches, Acrylic on Panel, 36 x 48 inches, Acrylic on Panel, 2017
  • Black Mirror

    Black Mirror, 60 x 48 inches, Acrylic on Panel, 2016
    After seeing the Matisse/Diebenkorn show 9 times at the BMA. 60 x 48 inches, Acrylic on Panel, 2016
  • Ice Cream With Marina

    Ice Cream With Marina, 24 x 29 inches, Acrylic on Panel, 2014
    After surviving watching the Marina Abromovich "The Artist is Present" documentary. 24 x 29 inches, Acrylic on Panel, 2014
  • David's Tie

    David's Tie, 48 x 60 inches, Acrylic on Panel, 2015
    After seeing David Hockney's "Large Interior" at the MET. 48 x 60 inches, Acrylic on Panel, 2015
  • re Joyce (triptych)

    re Joyce (triptych), 36 x 144 inches, Acrylic on Panel, 2017
    My 12 foot painted review of Joyce Scott's "Harriet Tubman and Other Truths" Exhibition at The Grounds for Sculpture. 36 x 144 inches, Acrylic on Panel, 2017
  • Popping Koons

    Popping Koons, 36 x 60 inches, Acrylic on Panel, 2013
    Dreams of popping Jeff Koons baloon animals before they can breed again. 36 x 60 inches, Acrylic on Panel, 2013
  • Chautauqua Opening

    Chautauqua Opening, 30 x 24 inches, Acrylic on Panel, 2014
    I was juried into the 57th Annual Chautauqua Exhibition. The towns I drove through on the way to deliver my painting are written in the ribbon shapes. 30 x 24 inches, Acrylic on Panel, 2014
  • Canoe Club

    Canoe Club, 12 x 14 inches, Acrylic on Panel, 2018
    Questioning Peter Doig. 12 x 14 inches, Acrylic on Panel, 2018
  • Grayson's Ashes

    Grayson's Ashes, 48 x 36 inches, Acrylic on Panel, 2014
    After watching some Grason Perry BBC videos. 48 x 36 inches, Acrylic on Panel, 2014
  • BMA Demo #4

    BMA Demo #4, 12 x 12 inches, Acrylic on Panel, 2016
    The BMA asked me to do a painting demo in conjuntion with the Matisse/Diebenkorn show. This piece is from that day. 12 x 12 inches, Acrylic on Panel, 2016

Paintings and drawings I made because I have a pond next to my house with lots of fish in it.

Crayon drawings

  • Clyde

    Clyde, 20 x 30 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 2017
    20 x 30 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 2017
  • Waypoints

    Waypoints, 17 x 14 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 2016
    17 x 14 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 2016
  • Moving Maui

    Moving Maui, 30 x 40 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 2016
    30 x 40 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 2016
  • Drunken Pilots

    Drunken Pilots, 20 x 28 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 2016
    20 x 28 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 2016
  • Widescene

    Widescene, 10 x 25.5 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 2016
    10 x 25.5 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 2016
  • In the Wash

    In the Wash, 20 x 28 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 2017
    20 x 28 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 2017
  • Queen's Garden (Triptych)

    Queen's Garden (Triptych), 40 x 120 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 2017
    40 x 120 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 2017
  • Cathedral Cove (Triptych)

    Cathedral Cove (Triptych), 40 x 120 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 2016
    40 x 120 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 2016
  • Mallorca Landing

    Mallorca Landing, 14 x 11 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 2018
    14 x 11 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 2018
  • Firefly

    Firefly, 30 x 22 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 2018
    30 x 22 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 2018

Big crayon drawings that roll around

  • Cookout

    60 x 48 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 2017
  • Asparagus

    Asparagus, 60 x 48 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 2018
    60 x 48 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 2018
  • Grace's Table

    Grace's Table, 60 x 48 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 2018
    60 x 48 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 2018
  • Hillslide

    Hillslide, 60 x 48 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 2017
    60 x 48 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 2017
  • Fall Foliage

    Fall Foliage, 60 x 48 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 2017
    60 x 48 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 2017
  • Clouds

    Clouds, 60 x 48 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 2017
    60 x 48 inches, Wax Oil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 2017

Mike's Curated Collection

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