Constance Edwards Scopelitis
Constance Edwards Scopelitis graduated with a fine arts degree from Indiana University. She continued her studies with legendary American figurative painter Isabel Bishop. Further studies at the Art Students League in NYC set Constance on a career path of executing portrait art and large-scaled narrative figure paintings. She has been awarded national and international fellowships, the most recent being the Creative Renewal Fellowship through the Lilly Foundation. She is also regularly exhibited in national and international art fairs.
Constance will approach a canvas with a psychological theme in mind but she does not preplan the composition of a painting. Abstract layers of paint are applied until imagery begins to "present itself." Her narrative in the SleepWalkers series was created in response to pop culture’s fascination with vampires and zombies. When you observe everyone around you with their face in their phone, it seems proof we are indeed sleepwalking through our lives. We are as hungry as a vampire to be filled with something of substance. We are as voracious as zombies when it comes to our hunger for something meaningful. The living dead are hoping to find love and God on their personal device.
Here are a few examples of her work.