Meet The Artist
"Creativity takes courage."—Henry Matisse
I am so happy you are here! My name is Connie LaGoy, and I'm a self-taught artist, wife, and a stay-at-home mama to an incredible teen.
So a little bit about me...
I once was a technical writer and web/UI designer working an 8-5 job in the big corporate world. But I hated it.
I have also owned an antique & luxury home decor business in my former life. I just love beautiful things. To see it. To be surrounded by it. To create it. I love every detail, texture, and experience surrounding beauty.
While art has been a part of me since I was a little girl, it wasn't until a few years ago that I picked up a brush again. It was really a way for me to do some self therapy during a really dark time. I took all of those bad days and mustered up enough courage to start painting with watercolors. It became inspiration that drew me up and out into the sun again.
When the pandemic arrived, and we were all quarantined in our homes in 2020, I began sending paintings to friends just to send a little joy out into the world. Eventually, after a lot of encouragement from friends and family, I decided to start selling my art. So here we are.
The name Plein de Bonté translates to "Full of Kindness" or "benevolence" and came from my desire to bring some kindness to the world. I believe we could all use a little more kindness, especially now. I love to give, whether it's a perfect gift, a needed smile, an encouraging word, or donating my time/talents or funds when I can. So when I sell my art, I also seek to add kindness and generosity to the world through charitable giving. A portion of the proceeds I make from selling my art goes back into the community and other philanthropic causes.
I hope as you browse through these pages, you find a piece of joy for yourself. And perhaps, you choose to add something from my collection of art to your life.
If you'd like to stay connected, sign up for my email updates. I send out emails to my members to let you know of upcoming events, collections, and pop-up sales I am having. I also give early access to these events where you have first dibs to purchase one of my pieces before the rest of the world does. I promise not to bombard your inbox! You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.