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Colourful, Stylized Artworks: The Portfolio of Cécile Blanche

A watercolour painting of stylized eyesViews 5, watercolour and gold paint on 240mg watercolour paper

Artist Cécile Blanche was born in Cameroon and is now based in Canada. The artist draws on her varied background and experiences with many different cultures in creating her colourful, stylized artworks


A watercolour painting of stylized eyesViews 2, watercolour and gold paint on 240mg watercolour paper

 

The artist’s works cover a wide range of themes and subjects, but the common denominator is a joyful atmosphere. The artist tends to favour warm colours, which, combined with her gestural, expressive line art, lends a vibrant energy to the artworks. I really enjoy Cécile’s recent series Views, which features compositions made up of many stylized, brightly coloured eyes. Painted in watercolour and metallic gold, these pieces invite a closer look. 


A screen capture of Cecile Blanche's art portfolio websitewww.cecileblanchebekoebetsi.com

 

As we saw in our previous feature of Cécile’s work, the artist is very good at evoking positive emotions through her composition. Many of the works utilize a significant amount of negative space, but this only serves to provide better focus for the clean, yet deceptively detailed figures that dance across the surface of each work.


A painting of two large white bloomsBetsi


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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