Cecile’s new “Aquafauve”collection is an ode to the “lands-of-the-south.” Cecile paints from her dreams and memories of years spent under the mediterranean sun. The Aquafauve paintings have a “Carpe Diem” quality. They are an invite to travel in color to a joyful world, to sit down and enjoy the grace of special moments, to partake of nature’s bounty. The “sunscapes” are realized in bold provocative colors. The sweet smell of the vineyards lingers in the air for a night under the stars. Born in Ghent, Belgium. Cecile has been drawing and painting spontaneously since early childhood, yet pursued a PhD in European law and a PhD in Natural Health. Since 2009, Cecile has limited her gallery showing and prioritized commissioned work, private showings, in combination with fundraising events. Her paintings are part of private and corporate collections worldwide and her art has been displayed in galleries throughout Europe and in the United States for the past 25 years. After using the medium of watercolor for the past 27 years, Cecile is now favoring the use of acrylics on canvas. Her transition to the new medium allows her to draw upon a mastery of watercolor to redefine and embolden her craft and expression. Ceciles’s art displayed in Essense is available for sale. Limited edition giclees of the originals as well as commissions by the artist can be arranged. For more information, please call 760-329-8791.