I am artist Cecelia Blenker and I live in Waukesha, WI with my husband Joel and our "kids", Colby a beagle mix and Jack an orange tabby cat. I studied art at the University of Arizona, Tucson, earning a BFA in Studio Art and Art Education. I taught elementary art for 12 years and I am currently creating art full time. I create acrylic paintings on canvas that are bold, colorful, whimsical, and filled with joy and energy.
When looking at my acrylic paintings notice the bright colors, shapes and textures in the expressive layers of paint. My first layers are created through an intuitive process using a variety of colors and materials to make interesting marks. I paint with brushes, sponges, found objects, and handmade stamps and stencils to create the abstract backgrounds. I then "draw" the images onto my paintings with a brush or a bottle tip applicator. Line and color play an important part in my artwork, creating texture and energy. The garden, nature, still life, objects, animals and my imagination all inspire the images in my artwork. My hope is that my art will bring joy, color and positive energy to your home!