Connie grew up just outside of Erie, PA. She attended Alfred State College where she met her future husband, Bruce. Together they raised 2 children in Victor NY and as they say, the rest is history! After being diagnosed with cancer in 1995, Connie took up painting as a coping mechanism to distract herself from the harrowing mental and physical detriments of her cancer treatments. It was then that she discovered she had a true talent and passion for painting. What started out as a simple therapy turned into something much bigger! She started her own business and grew a local clientele, creating custom paintings for those who commissioned her for her work. Connie has thankfully been cancer free and remains in remission, however her love for painting has only grown!