"In the purest definition of abstraction, her landscapes, though recognizable, are more about McConnell’s impressions of these natural spaces than a description of the geographic features of the land. She describes her work as “bringing the negative space forward… placing colors in non-traditional situations and simplifying the natural forms.” While she speaks of her work in pragmatic terms, the resulting pieces are experiences, not descriptions, of places she comprehends on a deep and sensitive level.

McConnell’s spaces are ethereal (what sublime rhythms!). Not quite landscapes and not quite non-objective."

 - Fran Gardner is professor of art and art history and chair of the Humanities division at the University of South Carolina Lancaster