Artist Statement

Painting is a gift I take very seriously.  It’s a blessing to have developed this gift into a professional career as a muralist.  My experience began as a scenic painter for the Walt Disney Ice shows and the Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus.  After seven years I left to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Ringling School of Art and Design.  Upon graduation I began “Creative Atmospheres.”

My work began creating “illusion”-the wall disappears, the room opens to a lush, garden surrounding an elegant courtyard or terrace.  In the process, birds, trees, lily ponds, distant landscapes, become a part of your living space.

I have been privileged to do my design and mural work in some of Sarasota’s finest homes, including a number on Longboat and Lido Keys and in Miami Beach. I am especially sensitive to your creative ideas and input as, together, we design the most unique and personal art to accentuate the beauty of your home.


Connie Buckler-Gill