Connie Kittok is a Louisiana Contemporary Folk Artist. Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana she now resides in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Connie has 35 years experience as a commercial artist working for corporate companies throughout the New Orleans area. This New Orleans native holds a Commercial Art degree form Delgado Community College along with studies at the University of Southeastern Louisiana and various artist workshops throughout Louisiana. She is presently working as a commercial graphic visual artist.
“There is a spirit in New Orleans that you just can’t quite describe. The subjects I choose to paint are usually subjects that remind me of my southern roots. That’s what I try to capture in my paintings, the music, the people, the food and the culture, which is the soul of New Orleans and its roots. I have what you might call an impressionistic style. Some might call it Contemporary Folk. Quick wide brush strokes with flashes of color and highlights. My passion for the South comes across in the expressive nature of the colors I choose and the subjects I choose to paint.”
My art features oil varnishes and acrylics along with gold leaf to highlight. I like using recycled material as my canvas because it has so much more texture and character than an ordinary canvas. My work is in numerous private collections in the United States and Europe.