Cecilia is a Peruvian-British artist who became interested in art as a child in Peru.
She was inspired by the portrait of Giuseppe Verdi by Giovanni Boldini - the expressions and colours of that painting have stayed with her to this day.
From her mid teens she had to concentrate mainly on her academic studies, gaining an Engineering degree in Peru, though she did during this time win second prize in one of the university art competitions, and she painted the portraits of her friends as birthday presents. In the UK Cecilia gained a Masters Degree in Information Systems and worked in IT and Finance.
Cecilia’s favorite subject is portraiture, in pastel and more recently in water-mixable oils, which she loves, though she still likes to experiment with different techniques, mediums and subjects.
Her portraits tend towards photo-realism with a twist of drama and colour, and she uses her IT and photography skills to create colourful and dramatic compositions.
She would welcome commissions.