Connie van Rijn


Abstract painting with white, green, blue, and pink

Connie van Rijn, Anatomy of Gardens 4, oil, oil stick, and cold wax on wood panel, 16″ x 12″

About the Artist:

Connie van Rijn is a Peterborough based artist who received her MFA in painting and B.Ed in Integrated Arts at York University. She studied Experimental Arts at OCA (now OCADU), ceramics at Sheridan College School of Design and psychiatric nursing at Endegeest Psychiatric Hospital in Oestgeest, Netherlands. Her work is in private collections in Paris, Amsterdam, New York City, Vancouver and Toronto.

“I paint to make notation of my being in the world. Notation is a neutral act. Painting is a neutral act. Being is rarely neutral. I seek the space between the known and the unknown to find the place where I can paint without intent. A neutral space where recognition of states of being are recognized and noted.” — Connie van Rijn



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Jane LowBeer, String Theory, 2015, monotype on paper, 22" x 28"

Connie van Rijn: Wonder Land

Connie van Rijn, Otonabee Drift, 2018, oil, oil stick on Mylar

Connie van Rijn: Wonder Land

Oct 13, 2018 to Jan 6, 2019

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Rowena Dykins, Lynn River, 2012

32nd Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour – Selections

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