About Cecile

I grew up, second among five siblings, in a house filled with classical music and dedicated to the love and appreciation of literature. I was inexplicably attracted to drawing and as far as my early memories go back, I recall having pencil, chalk or color crayons in my hand.

Surrounded by music and books I spent countless hours alone in the attic room of our old house, drawing away in an attempt to make my imaginary world spring to life.

Born into a dynasty of lawyers I predictably pursued a formal legal education although brush, pen or pencil were never far away.

Shortly after graduating I realized that, for me, being fully immersed in creating art was the only sensible way to celebrate life fully. I decided to pursue my dream and become a professional artist, to share my vision of a universe in color and light with the world, while inspiring others to partake of beauty through my art. I never looked back!

Early, travels throughout Southern Europe, North Africa and Asia provided the main source of inspiration; traveling and painting became an inseparable duo. Progressively, my distinctive style prevailed over the subject matter.

 Art collectors, enticed by an unconventional, almost provocative approach to watercolor and acrylics seemed charmed by a vast array of subject matter; by an often mural-sized format and by the a constant evolution of expression and technique.

Critics too underscored the broad thematic explorations, the juxtaposition of denseness and transparency and the dance of texture, light and movement.

 It has been wonderfully rewarding to be a gallery artist. Yet, after 20 years, I started to grow restless to connect personally with individuals who respond so positively to my art. I began to increasingly enjoy the excitement and joy of pursuing commissioned work and the lasting friendships it brings, as well as other alternative venues that help me share my art with all.

I hope that my story and my art will inspire you to live your dream, to fearlessly pursue your passion and to bring your light to the world!

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- Cecile's Bio - 

Born in Ghent, Belgium Cecile has been painting since early childhood.

 

After completing a formal education as a lawyer and following a brief career in the international environmental arena, she decided to devote her life to painting.

The renown Belgian painter Jacques Wolmans profoundly influenced the young artist, acting as a de facto mentor. He urged her to forgo a formal art education, which, he believed would tamper with the spontaneity of her expression and with her emerging style.

Within two years of their initial encounter Cecile had her first solo show in a popular Brussels gallery, L’Angle Aigu.

For the next twenty years she went on to have biennial solo gallery exhibitions throughout Europe.

Cecile has been actively involved in group exhibitions with organizations such as the European Institute for Watercolor and participated in international salons, fairs and juried events such as the Salon d’Automne in Paris, France and the Lineart International Art Fair in Ghent, Belgium.

She organized a number of fundraising events around her art, benefiting the World Wildlife Fund and other non-profit organizations or institutions.

Cecile’s paintings are part of private and corporate collections worldwide.

Her work has been featured in numerous European newspapers and magazines.

In 1997 Cecile moved to the United States. Her work has been displayed in high-end galleries across the Western United States, while she continued to honor her gallery engagements in Europe.

Since 2005 Cecile has prioritized her time on commissioned work and private showings in combination with fundraising activity.

 

Cécile Hubené

Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

cecilehubene.com

760 533 9496

 


Solo Shows

 

2015 through 2017 Essence at Two Bunch Palms, ongoing exhibition, Desert Hot Springs, California

 

2014 Essence at Two Bunch Palms, ongoing exhibition, Desert Hot Springs, California

 

2008 Timmons Galleries Animalia* exhibition, Rancho Santa Fe, California

 

2003 Timmons Galleries, Rancho Santa Fe, California

 

1999 Galerie Zinzen, Brussels 2000,Brussels, Belgium

 

1997 Galerie Zinzen, Brussels, Belgium

         Prime Forum Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

 

1993 Galerie Zinzen, Brussels, Belgium

 

1990 Galerie Vyncke Van Eyck, Ghent, Belgium

         Laureate Salon d’automne, Paris, France

 

 1989 Galerie l”Angle Aigu, Brussels, Belgium

     

1988 Galerie Dolphyn, Lasne, Belgium

     

1987 Galerie Vyncke Van Eyck, Ghent , Belgium

         Chateau de Lac, Genval, Belgium

         Galerie LAngle Aigu, Brussels, Belgium

      

1985 Galerie Quincambosse, Paris, France

         Galerie LAngle Aigu, Brussels, Belgium

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2018 Thomas Anthony Gallery, Park City, Utah

 

2017 Thomas Anthony Gallery, Park City, Utah

 

2016 Thomas Anthony Gallery, Park City, Utah

 

2015 Thomas Anthony Gallery, Park City, Utah

 

2014 Thomas Anthony Gallery, Park City, Utah

 

2013 Thomas Anthony Gallery, Park City, Utah

 

2012 “Celebration of Fine Artevent, Scottsdale, Arizona.

 

2005 Timmons galleries, Solana Beach, California

         Timmons  galleries, Rancho Santa Fe, California

 

2003- 2007 Timmons Galleries, Rancho Santa Fe, California

 

2002 Beavercreek Fine Art, Beavercreek, Colorado

         Thomas Anthony Gallery, Park City, Utah

         Images Fine Art, St Helena, California

         Timmons galleries, Rancho Santa Fe, California

 

2001 Vail Fine Art, Vail, Colorado

          Beavercreek Fine Art, Beavercreek, Colorado

          Thomas Anthony Gallery, Park City, Utah

          Images Fine Art, Yountville, California

          Images Fine Art, Napa, California

 

2000 Vail Fine Art, Vail, Colorado

         Beavercreek Fine Art, Beavercreek, Colorado

         Thomas Anthony Gallery, Park City, Utah

 

1999 Vail Fine Art, Vail, Colorado

         Beavercreek Fine Art, Beavercreek, Colorado

 

1998 Beavercreek Fine Art, Beavercreek, Colorado

         Vail Fine Art, Vail, Colorado

 

1997 Lineart, International Art Exhibition, Ghent, Belgium

          Bush Gallery, Boulder, Colorado

 

1996 Galerie Zinzen 10th anniversary, Brussels, Belgium

         Lineart, International Art Exhibition ,Ghent, Belgium

         Dusseldorf International Art Fair, Dusseldorf, Germany

 

1995 Galerie Zinzen, Brussels, Belgium

         Lineart, International Art Exhibition, Ghent, Belgium

 

1993 European Institute for Watercolors, Rome, Italy

 

1992 European Institute for Watercolors Dublin, Ireland and Touring Ireland

 

1991 European Institute for Watercolors, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

 

1990 Laureate Salon d’automne, Paris, France

 

1989 European Institute for Watercolors, Brussels, Belgium

 

         European Institute for watercolors, Den Haag, Netherlands

 

1988 Laureate Salon d’Automne, Paris, France

       

1987 Laureate Salon dAutomne, Paris

 

1986 Centre International dart Contemporain, Paris

         Laureate Grand prix de la Cote D’Azur, Cannes, France

         Cabinets des petits formats, Paris

         Galerie Rene Borel, Deauville, France

 

Selected Corporate Collections

AIG, Paris, France

Jean Coutu pharmacies, Chambly, Quebec, Canada

Uno restaurants, Boston, Massachusetts

Rolex Benelux, Brussels, Belgium

Sawyer Enterprises, Boston, Massachusetts

 

Selected Bibliography (*Reviews)

Kip Hill , Art on the Green brings out Coeur dAlene’s creativity,The Spokesman Review, August 4, 2013

*  Leigh Timmons, Animalia,Rancho Santa Fe Review, 2008

* Doreen Shenassa , “Abstract artist lives in World of Dreams,The  Desert Sun, June 12, 2005

* Caroline Tricot, Voyage dans L’univers de Cecile Hubene, Publications de l’universite de Liege, 2004

Arts and Entertainement, The San Diego Tribune, October 7, 2004

Artist at Timmons Galleries,Del Mar Times, November 2002 

* Cecile Hubene a la Galerie Zinzen, Bravo Uccle, October 1999 

* The Texture of Daily Life,Womans Magazine, September 1998

* Stephane Rey, Tous les marches du monde, lEcho de la Bourse, September 19, 1997

* Anita Nardon,Dix ans  pour Zinzen, Ideart, June-September 1996

* Stephane Rey, Une foule bariolee,lEcho de la Bourse, May 1996

* Anita Nardon, Cecile Hubene,  Saison Theatralement Votre, October 1993

*  Exposition Cecile Hubene, Radio Broadcasted Publications, October 1993

* Jean Marie Binst, Deze week in Brussel, De Standaard, October 1993

* R.C.,Reissouvenirs van Cecile Hubene,Het Volk, November 1989

* Joelle Burny, Cecile Hubene; A comme Asie et Aquarelle...Le Soir, November 1989

 

Selected Bibliography (*Reviews) 

*  Y.V.C., Cecile Hubene expose a Lasne,Vers l’avenir, November 23 1988

* Cecile Hubene, AWCB’s Artist of the Month, Rendez-vous, September 1987

* Paul Caso, Arts-Culture; Au fil des galeries d’art, Le Soir, May 30, 1987

* Stephane Rey, LActualité des Beaux-Arts, Vie Culturelle; Cecile Hubene, LEcho de la Bourse, May 29, 1987

* Paul Caso; Au fil des galeries d’art,” Le Soir, February 1987

* Terres d’Accueil,Tendances, Trends, January 1987

* R.C, “Aquarellen uit zonniger streken,Het Volk, January 30, 1987

* Joelle Burny, Coup de pinceau,Libelle magazine , February 1987

* Madeleine Van Outenhove; Chronique Artistique, “Cecile Hubene", Courrier de Gand, February 6, 1987

Belgian artist raises funds,The Register June 12, 1985

* Elleen Moon, Belgian artist to help center,The Register, June 3, 1985

* Anita Nardon, Cecile Hubene,Bruxelles Europe, February 1985

* Anita Nardon, Un climat écologique,Trends March 1985

*Stephane Rey; Lactualité des Beaux-Arts, “Cecile Hubene”,’lEcho de la Bourse”, March 22, 1985