FASST: Fine Arts Society of the Southern Tier

Fine Arts Society of the Southern Tier
Promoting the Arts in the Southern Tier of NY

Connie Fischer

Connie Fischer loves painting but hates to write about herself; so she asked her husband, whom she calls her biggest fan,  to write a few words about her. 


Dick Fischer writes: “Like so many other talented people, my wife, Connie, doesn’t enjoy talking about herself…so, like the schoolteacher she was, she gave the assignment to me.


I should mention that her 40 years of teaching school taught her all about patience which obviously prepared her for marriage to me!


But there is an old saying, "By your works shall ye be known." Connie’s paintings speak volumes about her.


Her paintings portray areas of mystery and delight.  Sometimes I must peel back layer upon layer when seeing her paintings of simple, everyday objects. She looks at them and at life differently and perceives the world differently than I do.  She uses her skill to communicate what she sees to the observer.  She expresses her delight and joy in everything that surrounds her.  


After taking both undergraduate and graduate degrees in history from Binghamton University, and her long teaching career, Connie finally had time to take up painting full time in her retirement.  She has worked mainly in watercolor, but recently began studying acrylic painting with Bob Merwin in Owego.