Cecilia Lotse is a long term resident of Piermont, NY. After her 30 some year career in the United Nations system, where she became a member of the senior management team at Unicef and was focused on social development issues internationally, Cecilia is now embarked on her second career as an artist, where her focus is more inward looking.
“Watercolor is my medium of preference and I am excited by the continuous process of pushing the boundaries of technique and use of water media. After a career with a highly analytical focus, my art tends towards exploration of those moments when visual experiences become emotionally arresting. Much of the reward of painting is the joy of seeing and being able to visually linger. I think my quest is for harmony, peace and some element of drama, mostly inspired by nature. My work is mainly studio based, using my own photographic images as reference.”
Cecilia’s artistic development has greatly benefited and continues to benefit from a number of classes and workshops offered by individual artists as well as at NYU, the National Academy of Art, The Rockland Center for the Arts, and, particularly, the Art Students League in Manhattan.
Her work has been shown as solo exhibitions at the Piermont Library, Piermont, NY The Swedish Church in Manhattan, and now at the Lagstein Gallery in Nyack, NY, as well as in group shows at the Hopper House, Nyack, NY, The OutsideIn Gallery, Piermont, NY, the Elizabeth V. Sullivan Gallery at Vytlacil, Sparkill, NY, the Manhattan Borough President’s Office, NY, NY, Rockland Center for the Arts, Nyack, NY, The Art Students League, NY, NY and at the Handworks Gallery, Blue Hill, Maine.
image Lapponia 1, 2016
watercolor and gouache on paper, 35″ x 48″