Connie Manna was born and raised in New York and earned her BFA from the School of Visual Arts. As a freelance illustrator, she has worked for such diverse clients as medical magazines, advertising agencies, book publishers, general interest magazines and computer software companies. Her work was included in Society of Illustrators 28th annual exhibition and catalog and she has been a contributing artist at Corbis. 

      Ms. Manna exhibits in group shows in Westport and has had several solo shows in Harrison NY, where she was a Maker-in-Residence. She has exhibited in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Washington DC and is a member of the Artists Collective of Westport. Her work was featured in an article by Vivien Raynor for The New York Times. (see article in "Links" section.)

     Ms. Manna is the Lead Art Coordinator for an afterschool Art Enrichment program for children who reside in Norwalk Housing. She is a painting instructor who presents
 a unique painting curriculum of her own creation, "Paint a Masterpiece a Day," for participants of all ages and abilities. This program is offered through special programs at both the Harrison and Eastchester Public Libraries as well as Westport Continuing Education, Stratford Continuing Education and at Homes for the Brave veteran housing in Bridgeport. She has also taught painting classes for the after school and summer youth camp programs at the Guilford Art Center in Guilford, CT.