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Connie Simmons
Connie Simmons is the President of SimmonsArt Inc. and produced and directed the PBS Series entitled Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop, which began airing nationally in June, 2008. She was awarded a 2009 Daytime Emmy with David Dunlop for Outstanding Writing in a Special Class Series and also nominated for a 2009 Daytime Emmy with David Dunlop for Outstanding Directing in a Special Class Series. Landscapes through Time with David Dunlop has been broadcast in over 88% of the US and in 92% of the top 10 demographic markets.
 

Productions about Art
Connie is a painter who has studied with nationally known artist, teacher and lecturer, David Dunlop. She created her production company to make programs about art and painting with David. Connie produced and directed a four-DVD series of DVDs with him, Painting Landscapes with David Dunlop.and is producing a new DVD series with David, Elements of Landscape Painting. They have completed their first DVD of the new series, Painting Skies with David Dunlop, which includes four separate programs in a two-DVD set.

Connie began her career as an entertainment lawyer in private practice, working with film companies such as New Line Cinema and Miramax. Connie left private practice in 1990 to serve as vice president at Columbia Tri Star.

Connie was part of the management team that launched the Food Network in 1993 and she served as its Executive Vice President. She currently serves on the board of the Cape Cod Theatre Project.

Connie spent her first years in Texas, first in Dallas and then in Austin. She received her BA in History at the University of Texas at Austin. She then moved to New York City and received her JD from Columbia Law School. She lives in New York City with her husband Jim Krugman and Bucky, Gracie and Tad.

Paintings
Connie began painting in Dallas with her grandmother, Altha Simmons. She has studied at the Art Students League in New York City and at Silvermine Art Guild in New Canaan, CT.

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David was unable to attend the Emmy Awards with Connie, and she accepted the Emmy Award for both of them.

Seeing Art
To be Updated.


For Artists -
Please visit my painting teacher and production partner
David Dunlop's Blog and Website for his art history and painting instruction DVDs.