Sweeping Landscapes: The Art Portfolio of Cecilia Lea
Hungabee After the Storm -- Lake O'Hara -- Yoho National Park, oil on canvas
Cecilia Lea is an artist based in Radium Hot Springs, BC. In her creative practice, Cecilia captures the sweeping landscapes of the local region in oil and acrylic paint.
Spring Comes to Mount Nelson, acrylic on canvas
The artist’s gallery of recent paintings showcases a series of plein-air landscape paintings that render alpine and forest views in beautifully soft, painterly detail. Cecilia strikes a great balance between photo-realism and impressionism in these works, presenting views that are expansive and lush but that remain firmly rooted in reality.
I like the perspectives that Cecilia chooses to paint. Most of her paintings express vast landscapes and include the distant figures of trees and mountains. Many of the works also seem to focus toward a central vanishing point, creating the illusion that the viewer is being drawn physically into the scene.