Tony Conner

VWS Signature Member

Contact Information:

Address: 206 Crescent Blvd, Bennington, Vermont, 05201

Phone: 802 375 5548



Artists Bio:

Tony Conner’s path as a self-taught artist has followed an apprenticeship to the unique disciplines of the watercolor medium.

 Most of his work is done from direct observation. Whether it is a landscape, seascape, still life or figure model, he focuses on identifying the essential element that give that subject singular meaning.

 Conner’s work has been included in many juried exhibits including; New England Watercolor Society Regional Juried and National Open Exhibitions, Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society, Biennial National Exhibition, Rhode Island Watercolor Society National Watermedia Exhibtion, Hudson Valley Art Association, Annual National Exhibition, Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors. He is also a frequent participant in juried Plein Air Painting competitions.

 His work has also garnered a number of awards. Recent awards include; First Prize, New England Watercolor Society Regional Open Exhibit 2019, First Prize, Cape Ann Plein Air Quick Draw 2016. Second Prize, Seneca lake Plein Air Festival 2016 First Prize, 2nd Annual Bucks County Plein Air Festival Quick Draw, 2013, Honorable Mention, Vermont Watercolor Society Juried Exhibit 2013

 Conner’s work as an artist has been recognized by a number of publications which include; Plein Air Magazine, September 2015, Hill Country Observer, April 2015, Southern Vermont Arts & Living, Summer 2013, “100 Artists of New England”, Schiffer Publishing, 2011.  His work is included in “Watercolor Sketching, An Introduction”, by Paul Laseau, Norton & Company, 2012

 He is a Signature Member of the New England and Vermont Watercolor Societies and an Artist Member of the North Shore Arts Association and the venerable Salamagundi Club.


Recent Paintings


“Main Street, Sunday”


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“Flume Falls”


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“Gray Morning, Backshore”


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“Heron Pond”


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“Raquette River, Late Summer”