Cecilia Fernández de Arróspide

"Painting is for me a need very profound. I have to have "work in progress" always, it is my quest for life. My inspiration is nature and its colors, the four seasons, the ocean (I live nearby the ocean). The changing colors, during the day. The light through the leaves of trees."

ENCUENTRO - Oil on canvas 120 x 100 cm

Cecilia studied Social Studies and Literature at Universidad Catolica del Peru, Drawing with Cristina Galvez, Watercolors with Juan Pastorelli. She then worked with Leslie Lee, ex-Director of the Escuela de Bellas Artes del Peru, and Miguel Nieri, professor of the Escuela de Bellas Artes del Peru and now of the Fine Arts Faculty of Universidad Catolica del Peru for more than 20 years.

Cecilia's first solo exhibition was in 1998, accumulating up to date seven, the second one in 2000 and two in  2005, one of which one was in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In February 2007, Cecilia presented "El Mar, Las Olas" and in December 2008 "De Siluetas y Sombrillas".  In August 2010 she presented “Espacios Temporales” y en November 2011 “Metáforas”. In April 2019 she presented “Juegos de Color”, a solo exhibition in Murguía Miraflores, Lima, Peru. In January 2020, she participated in a collective exhibition with Isabella Garrucho Fine Art, Connecticut, USA.

In October 2005 she obtained Second Prize in the Contest “Autumn Salon” organized by “Espacio 10 Arte”, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

In January 2011 her painting “El Globo Rosado” was finalist in the Contest ArteVida at the Gallery EME 04, Madrid Spain.

Since August 2014 have been featured in different collections by the main curators in Saatchi Gallery online, and sold several paintings with Saatchi gallery online and Isabella Garrucho Fine Art, Connecticut USA; as well as in Peru.

Today Cecilia's work is in private collections in the USA, Colombia, Netherlands, Belgium, UK, Hong Kong, Argentina, Guatemala and Peru.

CUALQUIER JARDIN, CUALQUIER TARDE II - Oil on canvas 100 x 120 cm
INMENSIDAD - Oil on canvas 130 x 90 cm
ILUSIONES - Oil on canvas 100 x 120 cm
DUALIDAD - Oil on canvas 110 x 95 cm

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