“Arboreal Conversations”: The Forest Revealed at Art Uptown
Cecile Moran, Art Uptown’s July featured artist, presents a series of paintings entitled, “Arboreal Conversations”
Cecile Moran‘s paintings prompt viewers to think about the trees themselves and their interconnectedness to each other, us, and forests of the world. The artist realizes her compositions through a layering and resistance technique: paint is applied and removed in selected areas to reveal new and different color relationships.
Cecile looks to Florida’s diverse tropical terrain for inspiration. She says, “The landscape here offers remarkable twists and turns that create an otherworldly appeal. My work contains images of plants and trees that give us life through the air that we breathe.”
Many of the works are imbued with gold leaf to create a back light and glow. The painter credits her father’s influence – a sign painter by trade, he taught her the application of gold leaf techniques which he used with lettering applied to glass in his signage.
Art Uptown, located at 1367 Main Street, Sarasota, is opened from: Tuesday through Friday, 11 am to 5 pm, and Saturday, 11 am to 3 pm. Private appointments can be arranged by calling 941.955.5409. The gallery continues its commitment to visitor and staff safety by the use of masks, sanitizer, frequent cleaning and social distancing.
About the Artist
Cecile Moran, a professional artist, calligrapher and art educator for more than 30 years, received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts with additional studies at the Museum School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. She earned a Master of Arts Degree from California State University at Long Beach. Widely exhibited and recognized with numerous awards, Cecile’s work is found in public and private collections in the United States, Canada and Spain. As a sought-after instructor for young and older aspiring artists, she traveled widely teaching in Spain, California, New York and Florida and was nominated for Teacher of the Year in Adult Education for the Hillsborough County School District, Florida. While in California, she scribed the Honorary Doctorate Degree Scroll for Chapman College, among other calligraphic accomplishments.