"Open Door (Ronda)"
Lynne Anne Cecil, "Open Door (Ronda)," 2005, oil on canvas, 20" x 20".
LYNN ANNE CECIL, Spanish Secrets (secretos españolos)
Mysteria Gallery, Regina
Apr 1 - May 20, 2006
By Kristin Linklater
Wandering through the towns and villages of Spain, Lynn Anne Cecil was spellbound by the enclosed gardens, mysterious alleyways and hidden rooftop spaces. “I was trying to notice the small details, a pathway or corner that leads you to a sense of this place and what they’re trying to keep for themselves,” she says. Her fascination meets canvas in this show of her most recent work, Spanish Secrets. The paintings are square in format, suggesting a “snapshot” memory, and are filled with the vibrant oranges, reds, blues and greens so redolent of the Mediterranean coast. With fast, carefree brush strokes and an impressionistic style, the artist explores light and shadow. Cecil’s passion for travel, also the subject matter of Outside of Ordinary: Women’s Travel Stories, a book she recently co-edited, and her dedication to finding the unusual in popular travel destinations is evident.
Represented by: Mysteria Gallery, Regina.