THE ART OF KRISTIE F CECIL
Small paintings of extraordinary places
I draw from an early love of nature and desire to find the extraordinary in everyday places. My work is distinguished by my ability to capture the sense of place as particular, with an emotional subtlety that resonates.
As Sigurd Olson once said, “Joys come from simple and natural things; mist over meadows, sunlight on leaves, the path of the moon over water. Even rain and wind and stormy clouds bring joy.”
After a recent workshop with Marc Hanson, I learned that I could use gouache (opaque watercolor) on pastel paper to make these small sketches on location. They are an absolute joy to paint. I drive around my hometown and park. I set up and paint right in my car. I once read that Georgia O’Keeffe drove around the desert with a canvas in the back of her station wagon. She would sit in 100 degrees of heat and paint her beloved landscape. I feel this way about the Wisconsin landscape. There are so many wonderful places to paint right here in my back yard.
A Sense of Place
Paintings in Oil and Gouache
October 25 through December 20, 2016
The focus of this show is intimate paintings of everyday places in and around Stevens Point.
Please send me suggestions of your favorite locales through the contact form below and I will post them on the map as I paint them.
Click on the map to see places I have visited thus far.
Check back soon for upcoming workshops!
Kristie grew up in a big family in the Appalachian Mountains of Southern West Virginia. She earned her college degrees as an artist and teacher in West Virginia and Ohio. She has attended numerous workshops with some excellent teachers like Albert Handel, Richard McKinley, and Anne Blair Browne.
Kristie is a part of a 17-member artist cooperative, Q Gallery Artists Cooperative, in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. She has work in private and public collections throughout Wisconsin and beyond.
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The Q Artists Cooperative Gallery is owned by the members of the gallery. I am a proud member of the gallery as we enter our 7th year of business.
Stevens Point is developing into a wonderful arts community with three galleries including the Q.
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