Florida Soliloquy by Cecile Moran

Feb. 25 – March 30, 2012
Solo exhibition of paintings embodying a sense of energy displayed through the interaction of brilliant colors. The images are created by layering and resistance techniques.

Feb. 25 – March 30, 2012
Art Uptown, Sarasota, FL

A prolific painter, Cecile’s paintings embody a sense of energy displayed through the interaction of brilliant colors. The images are created by layering and resistance techniques. Paint is applied and removed in selected areas to reveal new and different color relationships.

“Florida is a land of contrasts, extreme weather, differing cultures and diverse tropical terrain and flora. The large expanse of ever-changing skies and the strong horizontal impact of the landscape excite the senses and provide the impetus for my painting,” noted the artist. “I have always been intrigued by the shapes and patterns of natural forms.”

She graduated with a BFA from Boston University College of Fine Arts and an MA in Art Education from California State University. She also studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Cecile’s work is found in public and private collections throughout the United States, Canada and Spain.

As a teaching artist, her life experiences have taken her to diverse locations, from California, New York and Florida to Spain, where she lived and taught for three years. She resided in Tampa for 20 years teaching with Adult, Technical and Community College art programs before moving to Sarasota in 1998.

During this period she was one of five finalists nominated for Adult Education “Teacher of the Year.” She has brought art education to all age levels from Kindergarten to College. In Sarasota, she has conducted art and educational programs for at-risk youth. She currently gives painting workshops and demonstrations in Tampa and Sarasota.

Cecile Moran, a long-time member of Art Uptown, is a past-president of the gallery and serves on the Board. She formerly served as president of the Art Teachers Association of Long Beach and organized conferences for the Southern California Art Education Association.