Cecily Slade

Cecily Slade

  • Artist’s Statement

    My paintings are built from many layers of transparent oil paint, each one adding luminosity to the work. Strong contrasts, vibrant pure transparent colour, intense detail and nuances of tone and light are a strong feature of my work.
    Also present is a passion for good design as the basic structure. Harmonies of line and form, the surprising fine detail in nature infused with living energy as light combine creating high impact visual engagement.

  • Biography

    Cecily’s artistic potential was recognized at an early age through the winning of an art prize with her very first painting. Her parents encouraged her by sending her to an art tutor and later she was honoured to receive some training at East Sydney Technical College from the Arts Council in Casino, her childhood home.
    Her artistic work began in clothing design. Having parents in the clothing business, she opened her own small clothing design factory at 18 and was successful in selling her designs to outlets between Brisbane and Sydney and some in substantial quantities to large wholesalers. Contingent with this she completed a BA in Behavioural Science. Subsequently her entrepreneurial skills led her to work in senior marketing positions in Sydney.
    In the 1980’s she moved from Sydney to the Sunshine Coast and opened her own clothing design shops under her label Cecily’s.
    In 2004 she returned to art, experimenting with styles and organic forms and particularly leaning towards florals.

  • Influences

    Nature and light

  • Awards

    Special Merit Award Light Space and Time 2021 Botanicals for Clarity
    Finalist Moreton Bay Regional Art Award 2021
    2nd Prize Exhibition of Excellence Flora and Fauna 2020 Redcliffe Art Society
    Special Merit Award Glow Primary Colours Exhibition Light Space and Time July 2020
    Botanicals Light Space and Time May 2020 Botanicals Tulerie 10th Place (844 entrants 26 countries)
    Special Merit Award All Women Light Space &Time Gallery January 2020 Lilac Embrace
    Special Recognition Award All Women Exhibition Light Space &Time Gallery 2020 Sunburst
    Special Mention Certificate Artmaster Australia International Lilac Embrace 2019
    2nd Place Artmaster Australia International Still Life Reverie
    Special Recognition Award Primary Colours Exhibition Light Space &Time Gallery 2019 Like Gossamer Wings
    Special Merit Award Botanicals Light Space &Time Gallery 2019 Unbridled Happiness
    Special Merit Award Botanicals Light Space &Time Gallery 2019 Scintillation
    2nd Prize Exhibition of Excellence Flora and Fauna 2019 Redcliffe Art Society
    Honourable Mention Certificate All Women Open Category Light Space &Time Gallery 2019- Reverie
    Special Merit Award- My Blue Heaven- Botanicals Light Space &Time Gallery
    Finalist Moreton Bay Regional Art Award 2018
    Special Merit Award- Breath of Angels- Botanicals Light Space &Time Gallery
    Special Merit Award- Grace- Botanicals Light Space and Time Online Gallery
    Special Merit Award- Luscious- Botanicals Light Space and Time Gallery
    Finalist Milburn Prize Institute of Art 2017
    Winner 2nd prize Australian Artist Magazine March Edition 2016
    Finalist Lethbridge 10000 2016 (invitation only)

  • Exhibitions

    Exhibition COLOUR Old Fire Station Gallery Redcliffe November 2020
    Exhibition BLOOM Scrumptious Reads Gallery Red Hill September 2020
    Exhibition St. Vincent’s Private Hospital Kangaroo Point
    Group Exhibition Percolator Gallery May 2019xhibition Holy Spirit North Side
    WOW Exhibition Gallery 6/31 Bowen Hills November 2018
    Window Display Moreton Bay Regional Gallery 2018 September
    Window Display Moreton Bay Regional Gallery 2018 September
    Window Display Moreton Bay Regional Gallery 2018 September
    Exhibition with Martin Galleries Pop up Shop Sandgate Christmas 2017
    Invitation Solo Exhibition Lift Gallery Maleny March/April 2016

  • Website

    www.cecilyslade.com

Showing all 3 artworks

Cecily Slade

Clarity
76 x 76 x 4cm Oil on Canvas $1,800.00

Cecily Slade

Flair
76 x 76 x 4cm Oil on Canvas $1,800.00

Cecily Slade

Pure Sunlight
76 x 76 x 4cm Oil on Canvas $1,800.00