Mim McConnell, Alaskan Watercolorist and Photographer
About The Artist "I was born in New Jersey, spent my summers on the coast of Maine, and moved to Alaska in 1975 for the adventure of it. My three children were mostly raised in Port Alexander, a remote fishing village in Southeast Alaska. I have three grandchildren. In the summers I have a small vegetable garden on the stern of our 30’ fiberglass sailboat home. My husband and I enjoy sailing to remote locations where we like to go beachcombing and hiking up alongside mountain streams. Most of my photographs have been taken on these journeys. I enjoy painting watercolors from these photos and doing computer graphic design. During the winter, I spend time working on our business, Shelter Cove Publishing, and its projects, and giving watercolor classes. I am also employed as a Business Advisor with the Sitka Business Resource Center."
- Scholastic Achievement Award for Ink Scratchboard drawing, 1969
- various awards from several Port Alexander Art Shows, including one Viewers Choice.
- Watercolor, Cotton Dreams, selected to hang in Anchorage at the Ak Watercolor Society’s Art Show.
- Several designs selected for shirts for annual Port Alexander Troll Closure Open Golf Tournaments.
- Photograph, Soft Silhouettes, won third place in the scenic category in Sitka’s contest, 1999.
- Photograph, Boat at Sunset was selected for Sitka’s Turning Point Toward Health display, 1999.
- Photograph, Franz Island, selected to hang in Alaska State Museum’s Alaska Positive 2002 Show.
Images of Mim's Work
Images of Mim's work, both watercolors and photography, can be seen at her website: www.tongass.com.
Shelter Cove Publishing
617 Katlian St. #T5-04
Sitka, AK 99835
Work Phone: 907-747-2860
Home Phone: 907-966-3301
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