Granny C

Constance McCoy (Granny C) was born in Phoenix, AZ where she lived for 30 years before moving to Washington State for a short time. She moved to Utqeagvik, AK for a career opportunity where she raised her family for 25 years and worked as an administrator for the school district. After retirement she moved back to her beloved Arizona with her husband Jess and embarked on her new path and new passion of art. Constance has 3 children, 4 step-children and 11 grandchildren. Constance's art education has come from online sources such as art demos and Udemy University courses. She was taught the basics by her sister who is also an artist. Her influences include David Kessler, Julie Schumer, Robert Burridge and Piet Mondrian among many others. Constance studied under the Matt Tommey Mentoring Program where she feels she received her most valuable education and reconnection with God.
Constance has made a conscious decision to create diversity in her art by not conforming to a specific style, working from a place of spirituality. "What is put on my heart is put in my art.""
She lives in two worlds that live in peace in her mind and in her physical space. She has heart ties to the Old West having been born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. When Phoenix went through a transformation into the modern mid-century as did the rest of the country, she became enamored with the modern minimalist style immediately, but unable to let go of her roots in the West and unable to choose one over the other. She loves rustic, vintage, western and equally loves modern clean lines and bright colors of the mid-century. She manages to meld both in her home and feels at peace with both styles living together in one space. The same has happened with her art.


Portfolio:

Modern Figurative

People inspired by all God's children. Collage and acrylics on canvas, canvas board or watercolor paper.

African Princess “African Princess”

Collage and acrylics in oranges and blues with contrast and texture on canvas board. Intuitive collage and acrylic. The painting created itself forming an image as I progressed from collage to paint. It became obvious to me after randomly laying down the collage that this was a regal figure of a proud woman.

Blue Moon #1 “Blue Moon #1”

Prophetic creations. A blue moon signifies a time of healing and planning the future. Contemporary collage and acrylic with beautiful color, shapes and form. An intriguing composition. Textured Canvas board.

Blue Moon #2 “Blue Moon #2”

Prophetic creations. A blue moon signifies a time of healing and planning the future. Contemporary collage and acrylic with beautiful color, shapes and form. An intriguing composition. Textured Canvas board.

Blue Moon #3 “Blue Moon #3”

Prophetic creations. A blue moon signifies a time of healing and planning the future. Contemporary collage and acrylic with beautiful color, shapes and form. An intriguing composition. Textured Canvas board.

Children of the Sun #1 “Children of the Sun #1”

Paintings of pure joy, happiness and freedom. Taking you back to your childhood, hiking, running, skipping under the skies of summer.
Prophetic composition. Collage and acrylic with beautiful color, shapes and form.

Children of the Sun #2 “Children of the Sun #2”

Paintings of pure joy, happiness and freedom. Taking you back to your childhood, hiking, running, skipping under the skies of summer.
Prophetic composition. Collage and acrylic with beautiful color, shapes and form.

Children of the Sun #3 “Children of the Sun #3”

Paintings of pure joy, happiness and freedom. Taking you back to your childhood, hiking, running, skipping under the skies of summer.
Prophetic composition. Collage and acrylic with beautiful color, shapes and form.

Chillin' “Chillin'”

Modern Figurative abstract. Acrylic on 300lb watercolor paper. Beautiful light and contrast.

Easter Bonnets #1 “Easter Bonnets #1”

Collage and acrylic on canvas board. Pastel underpainting peeking through a muted purple background

Easter Bonnets #2 “Easter Bonnets #2”

Collage and acrylic on canvas board. Pastel underpainting peeking through a muted purple background

Enter The Kingdom “Enter The Kingdom”

Modern figurative prophetic abstract. All of God's people have free access to the Kingdom of Heaven. Acrylic and texture medium on canvas board.

I Dreamt I Could Fly #1 “I Dreamt I Could Fly #1”

A child's dream of flying. We all have them and they are so freeing and joyful. A set of 3 collage, ink and acrylic paintings on canvas board.

I Dreamt I Could Fly #2 “I Dreamt I Could Fly #2”

A child's dream of flying. We all have them and they are so freeing and joyful. A set of 3 collage, ink and acrylic paintings on canvas board.

I Dreamt I Could Fly #3 “I Dreamt I Could Fly #3”

A child's dream of flying. We all have them and they are so freeing and joyful. A set of 3 collage, ink and acrylic paintings on canvas board.

Into The Light #1 “Into The Light #1”

Modern Figurative Abstract. Mother and daughter walking into the light. Darks and lights create strong contrast and depth. Acrylic on canvas board

Into The Light #2 “Into The Light #2”

Modern Figurative Abstract. Father and son walking into the light. Darks and lights create strong contrast and depth. Acrylic on canvas board

Into The Light #3 “Into The Light #3”

Modern Figurative Abstract. Grandmother and Grandfather walking into the light. Darks and lights create strong contrast and depth. Acrylic on canvas board

Men About Town “Men About Town”

Modern Figurative Abstract. Two best dressed men ready for a night on the town. Bold ties on tuxes. Collage, acrylic, canvas board. Tribute to Wallace and Ladmo, beloved children's show exclusive to Arizona.

The Gathering “The Gathering”

Gathering of people in a green and magenta field. Silhouettes gathering for any purpose of your imagination, possibly a family reunion, a church outing, a town event? Acrylic on wood panel.

Three Sisters #1 “Three Sisters #1”

Three sisters in collage and acrylic on canvas board in complimentary orange and blue. Each sister with her own unique personality, yet connected in friendship by love.

Three Sisters #2 “Three Sisters #2”

Three sisters in collage and acrylic on canvas board in complimentary orange and blue. Each sister with her own unique personality, yet connected in friendship by love.

Three Sisters #3 “Three Sisters #3”

Three sisters in collage and acrylic on canvas board in complimentary orange and blue. Each sister with her own unique personality, yet connected in friendship by love.

Enter The Kingdom “Enter The Kingdom”

Modern figurative prophetic abstract. All of God's people have free access to the Kingdom of Heaven. Acrylic and texture medium on canvas board with varnish finish. Wood Frame with white mat.

Stepping Out “Stepping Out”

Prophetic figurative composition. Stepping out in faith following Jesus and His purpose for your life. Acrylic on canvas board.

As Time Goes By “As Time Goes By”

Time is subjective and fickle… Too much time has passed, Not enough time has passed, All in good time, You will heal in time, It takes time, Time flies, Time stood still, In time you will understand, In time you will forget, Time is on your side, Time is not on your side

Intuitive Abstract

Abstracts Non-representational and Representational

Summer Fun “Summer Fun”

Abstract with visuals and atmosphere, pastels and bright colors. A fun painting that will brighten any room. Acrylic and texture medium on stretched canvas.

Adventure “Adventure”

This painting is extremely energetic. It's all about traveling and the chaos of traveling. It's also about the fun and beauty you find along the way. It's a very colorful painting with peaches, yellows, black, white, greens, purples, pinks.... you will love discovering all the little secrets in this.

Calm Before Storm “Calm Before Storm”

As I was sitting on my patio in very early spring there was a storm brewing far away to the east, but still, in my backyard, there was sun and life and color all around me. What a beautiful morning captured with collage and acrylics on this canvas!

Crystal Blue “Crystal Blue”

Prophetic creation. A mystical crystal formation created by the almighty in perfect beauty. Earth's wonders! Ink, collage, acrylic in multiple blue shades and tones.

Essence of a Woodpecker “Essence of a Woodpecker”

Shapes, elements, colors of a Red-Headed Woodpecker. Beautiful contrasts and texture.

FantaSea “FantaSea”

An under the sea painting of self-created creatures and plant life. Very bright and cheerful. Acrylic on canvas board.

Feelin' Groovy “Feelin' Groovy”

A light and happy painting day. I was "feelin' groovy" when I created this hippie vibe colorful painting with texture medium and acrylic on canvas.

Light Interrupted “Light Interrupted”

texture, texture, texture! Bold black interrupts soft yellow delivering drama in this acrylic on canvas painting.

In the Midst of Fear “In the Midst of Fear”

Does fear seep into your purity of purpose? Does it paralyze you from your goals and ambitions? Doubt and Fear play with us, sabotage us, cripple us, yet we allow them to exist. Acrylic on canvas.

Serendipity “Serendipity”

serənˈdipədē NOUN…"the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way". "a fortunate stroke of serendipity" Fun and bright, this painting will make any room a happy place!

Rising Son “Rising Son”

This abstract did not start as a religious painting, but as I continued to work on it the crown of thorns just appeared. I did actually pray that God would guide me in this painting because it was the first large canvas I worked on and I was quite nervous. As you can see my prayers were answered in an obvious way. It was also painted during the Easter holiday but was originally going to be a sunrise. I used a play on words to indicate that calling it Rising "Son".

Animals, Birds, Fish

Abstracts all contain animals, birds, reptiles, or fish. Different techniques are used in this collection.

Apache Trout-AZ Natives series “Apache Trout-AZ Natives series”

Brightly colored abstract of the AZ state fish. Acrylic and texture medium on canvas.

Desert Spiny Lizard-AZ Natives series “Desert Spiny Lizard-AZ Natives series”

One of Arizona's natives. This desert spiny lizard is acrylic and texture medium on canvas with a strong underpainting.

Desert Tortoise-AZ natives series “Desert Tortoise-AZ natives series”

AZ Natives series. Desert tortoise with a strong multi-colored underpainting. Heavy texture and acrylic on stretched canvas.

Frolicking “Frolicking”

A mixed media piece. A sweet little pony of blues and oranges mostly playing in the spring sun.

Ringtail Cat-AZ Natives series “Ringtail Cat-AZ Natives series”

AZ state mammal, acrylic, and texture medium on stretched canvas.

Searching “Searching”

Acrylic on canvas board. A contrast between quiet and loud, bright and muted. A bright hummingbird head peeks out of the muted background, standing alone and bold.

Promises Kept-Colors from The Kingdom series “Promises Kept-Colors from The Kingdom series”

A beautiful eagle flying over a stream next to lush grapevines and grasses. Ezekiel 17. Part of a series called Colors from The Kingdom. Violet, Indian Yellow, Blue-Green. Acrylic and texture medium on canvas.

The Wild Goose-Colors from The Kingdom series “The Wild Goose-Colors from The Kingdom series”

Blues, yellows, reds comprise this entire painting. Land and sky have all the same color applied in different order. A prophetic painting, the Wild Goose is a symbol for the Holy Spirit.