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Cecile is originally an Alberta artist where she taught watercolour classes for many years. Since her move to the Okanagan, she has been inspired by the beauty of the landscape, the mountains, lakes and especially the length of the growing season.
She works mainly in watercolour due to the spontaneity and transparency of the medium but also enjoys working in oils, pastels,fluid acrylic and mixed media. Her subjects are mainly florals, portraits, still lifes and landscapes.
Cecile likes to simplify shapes in her paintings and concentrate more on the abstract design necessary to the foundation in a painting. She considers rhythm and flow of pattern to be qualities that guide the eye through the work.