Connie Ayars, née Zeiger, was an enthusiastic artist as a child and throughout her precollege days. She then obtained a degree in fine arts at Skidmore College. The late sixties and early seventies were an exciting time to be a part of the Skidmore art department as many of Josef Albers’ protégés from Yale were part of the faculty.

After college, Connie worked as a graphic designer at a major corporation for a few years and then took a long detour from the arts to pursue other interests, including a graduate degree at the University of California Los Angeles and a law degree at Yale University .

She then practiced law in New York City for 25 years. In the meantime, she collected art and served on the National Advisory Council at the Tang Museum at Skidmore.

She has shown work at the Cooley Gallery in Old Lyme, Connecticut. She was a Member Artist of the Lyme Art Association and of the Essex Art Association. She has had paintings included in juried shows at both associations. She was a contributor to the Florence Griswold Museum.