Todd Connor

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Todd Connor was born in 1964 and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

After high school and a few odd jobs Todd joined the Navy, where he served as a Navy SEAL in Coronado, Ca. After the Navy he traveled the country visiting historical sites and National Parks. His love of history and the outdoors came together with a desire to become a serious painter, and he started taking college courses in drawing and painting until he finally ended up at the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Ca. where he received a BFA in Illustration in 1997. Upon graduation he worked as a colorboard painter on the Universal Studios Japan theme park project. He made the leap into painting full time in 1999, and has met with much success since then.

Todd shows in five galleries throughout the American west and has participated in multiple gallery shows and national art competitions, including Art for the Parks and Oil Painters of America. He has had great success at the CM Russell show and auction in Great Falls, Montana .

Todd’s primary focus is on the mountain man and pioneer periods of American history with an emphasis on the landscape as well. He makes it his business to walk the land and float the rivers of the characters in his paintings and to paint on location as much as possible to get the sense of place. This is absolutely essential to him as is researching the subject matter.

Todd moved to Montana in 1999 and has his home and studio in McAllister, near Ennis, Mt.