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My Name Is Connie Solera.

I am a mixed-media artist, painter, storyteller, and teacher with a fervent curiosity for all things soulful, creative, and mysterious. I make art every day, teach like my heart's on fire, and travel as much as I possibly can.

My workshops and retreats help artists create art that makes their cells sizzle, identify and understand their visual language, and embody their artist soul with gusto.

When I’m not in the studio splashing paint, you will find me hiking, kayaking, and sketching in my beautiful state of Arizona with my beloved husband Hansel, our amazing son Phoenix, and our sweet dog Rocket.

Welcome to my online studio. Everything you find here will help you sink with confidence into the artist you are called to be and give yourself to art.

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from the blog

Painting The Feminine Fall Student Show

December 17, 2020

One of my most favorite parts of being a teacher is seeing my students shine! That’s why I’m a bit addicted to hosting the Painting The Feminine Student Show twice a year.

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21 SECRETS Is Retiring For Good

December 1, 2020

Founded in 2010, 21 SECRETS was the first online art collective of its kind. Over 300 artists joined the 21 SECRETS teaching team and together, we’ve inspired thousands of creatives worldwide.

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A Little Bit Of Art Is Better Than No Art At All

September 23, 2020

Eight years ago, when my son was just a newborn, my husband got really sick. He was in-and-out of the hospital frequently and it felt like we spent more time in doctors’ offices than we did at home.

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