Never underestimate the influence of teachers, wherever you may find them. Connie Borup, now one of Utah’s best-known landscape painters, hadn’t the slightest inclination of becoming an artist until she met an art history teacher in Germany. Borup was raised in Kaysville, Utah, a town that was still a largely rural community dominated by fields in the 1950s. Growing up in that environment has its advantages, but Borup always knew she wanted “to get out.” Which explains why she jumped at the chance to become an exchange student. “That was such an eye-opener,” she recalls. “A 17-year-old Mormon girl leaving her town and going to Germany.” At the gymnasium in Cologne, she met Herr Beppo, who opened her eyes to art. “I made a decision right then — I’m going to be an artist.”
To start out 2016 we checked in with some Utah artists to see what they are up to in the New Year. We’ll be running these short features throughout the month. When you think “Connie Borup” you think “nature” and often “trees,” though that theme has morphed in […]
Waterscapes by Connie Borup opening January 17th at Salt Lake City’s Phillips Gallery once again demonstrates the power of resurrection. Not just the renewal of nature, but the regenerating endurance of Borup’s idiom. Working in oils on medium-sized canvases, Borup continues to explore nature, and how little we […]
If these lingering autumns— where the clocks change before the leaves do, children solicit candy sans parka, and the first real snow tarries long enough to come as dressing on the turkey — if they are the West’s new reality, then Connie Borup is the painter to sing […]
A profile of Salt Lake artist Connie Borup on the occasion of her solo exhibit at Phillips Gallery.
You probably have a week to ten days left to see the current exhibitions at participating Salt Lake galleries before the next Gallery Stroll. Here’s Kasey Boone’s World Series take on what there is to see. HOME RUN: If you only have time to make it to one […]
Connie Borup is an oil painter whose works reflect her interest in the quiet and serene aspects of nature. [portfolio_slideshow] Utah Artists DirectoryArtist listings in our Utah Artists Directories are open to all visual artists who reside part-time or full-time in the state of Utah. The listings will […]