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Cecily Slade - April Artist of the Month

“I make art because flowers make my heart sing’’


I am attracted to the intricate beauty and harmonies that are found in the fine details within nature. I work from living flowers and natural sunlight and my aim is to breathe life into the work.

My work is conceived to uplift the viewer, is intensely focused and very time consuming. Viewers are invited to sink into the work like a meditation and open their heart to the beauty and life energy within the bloom. These paintings offer peace, tranquillity and joy.

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. It is meaningful to me that these elements still, uplift and enhance the human condition.  These works  command a space and create an atmosphere of tranquillity and harmony in the environment in which they exist.

Click here to purchase Cecily Slade's work online 

Click the links for Cecily Slade Biography and Awards/Exhibitions.

Meet our Artist of the Month Cecily Slade

over *Morning tea HERE


Friday April 8 at 10.30am.

Bookings essential on 3408 9288 as numbers are limited.


*Attendants must bring proof of double Covid vaccination


The Artist of the Month, whose works are displayed on a feature wall of the Centre Gift Shop, can be from near or far. Many are local Bribie artists who have shone in their medium or are taking an opportunity to display a new one. Some artists are from surrounding areas, and others come from further afield to have their work seen and admired by a new audience.


The Artist of the Month is not only a talking point at the Centre, it also showcases works and practices to stimulate and inspire artists and visitors alike.


If you would like to inquire about being Artist of the Month, please contact Sue Davey at the Centre on 07 3408 9288.

You can download the application form.


Morning tea is held here on the SECOND Friday of the month, at 10.30am, at which the Artist of the Month speaks about his or her work. This event also serves as a welcome to new members and a chance for other members and friends to meet and mingle. 

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