“Light unifies and edits Hayes’s views, but it is the sense of touch that distinguishes these paintings and gives them an autobiographical quality.” –Chris Crossman
“She is the contemporary art scene’s answer to the sublime interiors of Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard.” –Mark Bessire
Connie Hayes is a painter living in Rockland, Maine. She received her M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia and Rome, her B.F.A. from the Maine College of Art in Portland, and her B.A. from the University of Maine. She received a fellowship to attend the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1989. Born in Gardiner, Maine, she taught at the Maine College of Art for 10 years and participated in arts administration there for 15 years, including serving as the interim dean of faculty. In 2003 she was awarded an honorary doctorate in fine arts from the Maine College of Art. From 1992-1998 she lived in New York City. Since 1990 she has been painting on location through her Borrowed Views project and developing figurative work in her Rockland studio. She serves as a member of the board of trustees for the Farnsworth Art Museum.