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Artist Statement

Hi, and welcome to my website. My name is Connie Publicover and my work with water drop photography reveals the beauty I have found and continue to find in a drop of water. One can hardly imagine the beauty and complexity that can be held within a tiny drop of water. I find the ever changing qualities of this subject amazing and challanging to capture. To make things even more difficult for myself I choose to work with moving water, encapsulating refractions and reflections as the drop falls.

Artist Biography

I was born and grew up and still live in Nova Scotia with my husband of 48 yrs. Photography came into my life as a result of illness that kept me shut in a few years back. I am mostly self taught and to the best of my knowledge I was one of the first photographers to embrace working with refractions in free falling water drops. Truth be told my very first capture of a free falling water drop refraction was totally by accident but loving a good challenge I spent the next 2-3 years working on a technique and set up to capture the elusive water drop that proved to be a true labor of love for me and helped me to regain my health and focus in life .

I still get excited when my work is admired by talented photographers and artists I have met, they truly fuel my creative side to keep trying to capture the perfect drop .

Seven of the water drops images I created between 2008 - 2016 were displayed in Times Square New York City as Kodak’s Photo of the Day chosen from worldwide submissions. I feel very fortunate that my work is internationally known and my story on how and why the water drop became such a big part of my life was featured in the February 2012 issue of Saltscapes Magazine.

I continue to create new techniques to showcase the amazing qualities that I find in a single drop of water and I have also started working with mirrored images but my true love will always be the water drop, I love the challenge of a water drop. My most recent body of work wa with Meditation Art. I created a Meditation Art line because I received so many comments on the meditative qualities of the mirrored images in the “ Beyond First Impressions” exhibit that featured mirrored images of the four seasons. I do love a good challenge and I am very happy with the response the images have gotten but the water drop holds my heart and inspires me to seek out it’s ever changing qualities.

Selected History of Public Presentations and Career Highlights

2019- Accepted into the Art Gallery Of Nova Scotia Art sales and rental program -https://www.artgalleryofnovascotia.ca/shop-rent/teichert-gallery

2019 June-Nov- solo exhibit at The Henley House & Pub https://www.facebook.com/TheHenleyHouse/

April - Featured Artist - Art Bomb.com email newsletter

2018

  • December - Xmas 2018 Count down Exhibition & Sale

  • November -Spirit of the Sisterhood 2018 Sheet Harbour NS

  • October- Beyond First Impressions , solo exhibit -Gallery 1919 Halifax NS

  • October - RISE ,Team Works event, exhibit, Halifax NS

  • September - Hardware Gallery Kentville NS

  • August - Port Midway Lighthouse Show Port Midway NS

  • July - East Wind Gallery in Mahone Bay NS

  • June - "Entrepreneurship Market & Craft Fair" Halifax Convention Centre,NS

  • May - Saltwater Soul Living ~ A Lifestyle Market Musquodoboit NS

  • February - Gallery@Craft East - Halifax, NS

  • January - NewPoints at ViewPoint Gallery - Halifax, NS

  • 2017

  • December - Members Holiday exhibit - ViewPoint Gallery - Halifax, NS

  • November - “Canadian Colours” exhibit - Canso Area Library Resource Centre - Canso, NS *

  • August - “Canadian Colours” exhibit - Henley House - Sheet Harbour, NS *

  • July - “Canada 150” exhibit - ViewPoint Gallery - Halifax, NS

  • July - “Canadian Colours” exhibit - Insight Gallery - Dartmouth, NS *

  • May - Membership at ViewPoint Gallery - Halifax, NS

  • April - Presentation on water drop photography for Image Makers Photography Club - Truro, NS

  • March-April - “Canadian Colours” exhibit - Gallery Nineteen Nineteen - Halifax, NS *

  • March - AMI TV interview for “Canadian Colours” exhibit - Gallery Nineteen Nineteen - Halifax, NS

  • March - CBC TV interview on “Canadian Colours” exhibit - Gallery Nineteen Nineteen - Halifax, NS

2016

  • May 9-27 - Exhibit in the Town of Truro Art Acquisition Show - McCarthy Hall Gallery, NSCC Campus - Truro, NS

  • March 25 - Connie’s “Guysborough Lighthouse Drop” was chosen as the Kodak Photo of the Day and was displayed in Times Square, New York City by Kodak.

2015

  • August - “The Beauty of Water and Glass” exhibit - Winding River Art Gallery - Stewiacke, NS

  • March - “Water is Key” exhibit - McCarthy Hall Gallery, NSCC Campus - Truro, NS

2014

  • August - Connie’s “Cape Forchu Lighthouse Drop” was chosen as the Kodak Photo of the Day and was displayed in Times Square, New York City by Kodak.

  • Commissioned to do 14 large-scale pieces of work for Embassy Suites hotel lobby in Orland, Florida.

2013

  • April - “After The Rain” exhibit - Corridor Gallery - Halifax, NS *

2012

  • August - “After The Rain” exhibit - GGGallery - PEI *

  • May - Connie’s “Nursery Drop” was chosen as the Kodak Photo of the Day.

2011

  • Global Water Dancers use one of Connie’s images to help promote their cause: clean water for all.

2010

  • September - Exhibit in Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre - Saint Andrews, NB

  • April - Connie’s “Water World” was chosen as the Kodak Photo of the Day.

2009

  • May - Connie’s “Water Dancer” was chosen as the Kodak Photo of the Day.

  • March - Connie’s “The Great Speckled Drop” was chosen as the Kodak Photo of the Day.

2008

  • July - Connie’s “Sea Shell Drop” was chosen as the Kodak Photo of the Day.

* Indicates a solo exhibit