About

Based in Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii

CHILTONART LLC

“WELCOME TO MY WORLD!”

CONNIE HENNINGS-CHILTON EXPRESSES HER LOVE OF HAWAII IN HER DRAWINGS, PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPES, FLORALS AND PAINTINGS OF THE PEOPLE OF THE ISLANDS.

CONNIE USES OIL, WATERCOLOR, PASTEL AND ACRYLIC PAINTS EQUALLY WELL TO DEPICT A MOMENT OF EXPRESSION, A MOOD, OR A MEMORY.

SHE LOVES COLOR, SOFT EDGES, AND NEGATIVE SPACES.

SHE BELIEVES THAT EACH DAY IN ART IS AN ADVENTURE, AND A LEARNING EXPERIENCE!

Connie Hennings-Chilton

Born in Canada, coming to Hawaii in the late 60s and back again in the the late 70s. It was love at first sight.

She now makes Kailua, Oahu her permanent home.

In her previous travels she has studied with many of her art mentors such as Raymond Kinstler, Daniel Green, John Howard Sanden and Ramon Kelly.

She has studied with many more watercolor artists, and has created her own style.

Connie’s art has been collected by people worldwide and presently you can find her work at Island Treasures, Kailua, Island Treasures, Koko Marina, Under the Hula Moon, Kailua, Sunshine Arts, Kaneohe.

She has created designs for Island Heritage Hawaii, and Laurel Ink, Seattle, as well as Mutual Publishing, Hawaii.

I am always in my studio painting my next piece. I’m adding new pieces from time to time. Be sure to add yourself to my friends list so I can let you know of my newest art.

Thank you,
Connie Hennings-Chilton

Coral Hibiscus

Canadian born, Connie always loved to draw as a youngster, she loved to sketch faces, her art was always encouraged by her 8th grade teacher.

Doing the practical thing, she studied nursing after she finished grade school, and she left her art pursuits behind for awhile.
 
She started traveling the world, and decided it was time to take up her childhood passion again.
 
She studied with people she admired, and found two wonderful mentors in Hawaii, Gloria Foss, teaching color theory, and Patric, teaching portraiture. Other artists that influenced her were John Howard Sanden, Daniel Green, Ramon Kelley, Don Andrews, Joyce Pike, and Raymond Kinstler.
 
One studies, one learns, and then one needs to acquire their own style. In 1980, there was an opportunity to start a cooperative gallery in Oahu, so although assisting her husband with his business, she felt it was “now or never” to get back to her passion.
 
In 1986 she started Arts of Paradise with two other ladies, and had an amazing learning experience in marketing and sales as well as creating artworks for the gallery.
 
Doing portrait commissions, illustrating a book and card designs for several design companies, she also got in to many of the other galleries in Hawaii after Arts of Paradise closed.
 
“Life is not what we expect sometimes, but my art has been a passion and a journey that is ever changing and growing.” I believe it is a need to do, a need to paint. I am excited to start each painting, be it a portrait, a landscape or a still life. I don’t have any set formulas. I love exploring and experimenting. Wet into wet, watercolor, oil or pastel, each has its own excitement!