Featured Artist Cecilia Calderon

Artist Cecilia Calderon works with various mediums and copper to create beautiful patinas in her mixed media tapestries. Visit her website to see more of her work.

 

"Deeply Rooted" Mixed Media, 29" x 43" by artist Cecelia Calderon. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Deeply Rooted” Mixed Media, 29″ x 43″

 

I have always been fascinated by color. The best gift I received in my life was a big box of Crayola Crayons brought to me by an aunt from the United States when I was about seven years old. I couldn’t believe so many colors existed. I almost wanted to eat them.

 

"Night Fire" Mixed Media, 68" x 45" by artist Cecelia Calderon. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Night Fire” Mixed Media, 68″ x 45″

 

Since then, I became obsessed by color and started really paying attention to my surroundings. I was born and raised in Mexico, and coming from a culture with so much color, I started trying different mediums to satisfy my creative hunger.

 

"Journey Into the Amen" Mixed Media, 78" x 78" by artist Cecelia Calderon. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Journey Into the Amen” Mixed Media, 78″ x 78″

 

I discovered stained glass and loved the variety of color and textures of the art glass and how I could “paint with light.”

 

"Ambivalence" Mixed Media, 63" x 36" by artist Cecelia Calderon. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Ambivalence” Mixed Media, 63″ x 36″

 

After many years of working with glass a new obsession was born—texture. I found myself adding all kinds of different materials to my pieces to make them feel more organic. In my search, I eventually discovered copper.

 

"Open to Receive" Mixed Media, 28" x 48" by artist Cecelia Calderon. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Open to Receive” Mixed Media, 28″ x 48″

 

I was very attracted to the whole process of working with copper. I shape it and use different substances to create incredible patinas. Nature, temperature, and humidity play a big part in its outcome.

 

"Blessed Inheritance" Mixed Media, 40" x 40" by artist Cecelia Calderon. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Blessed Inheritance” Mixed Media, 40″ x 40″

 

After being an artist for most of my life, I have accepted the fact that my journey is to keep experimenting and trusting that by introducing new mediums into my pieces they become more interesting.

 

"Finding Amethyst" Mixed Media, 40" x 70" by artist Cecelia Calderon. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Finding Amethyst” Mixed Media, 40″ x 70″

 

This also better reflects my voice as I keep evolving as a person and discovering new aspects of myself.

 

"Origins" Mixed Media, 30" x 68" by artist Cecelia Calderon. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Origins” Mixed Media, 30″ x 68″

 

My latest creations are tapestries made of a combination of fabric, rope, oil paint, copper, gemstones, beads and other natural materials. They have an ancient quality, abstract, but at the same time represent animals which reflects my concern and love of nature and our deepest roots.

 

"Powerful Presence" Mixed Media, 47" x 29" by artist Cecelia Calderon. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Powerful Presence” Mixed Media, 47″ x 29″

 

On my quest to add more and more texture, I feel my own yearning to understand and work with the infinite complexities of nature and my own psyche.

 

Artist Cecilia H. Calderon working with the oxy-acethylene torch. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Cecilia H. Calderon working with an oxy-acetylene torch

 

It is exciting to start a new piece with a basic idea and then just watch as it develops and takes a life of its own. I work on it and trust that if I just let it flow, in the end it will be better than what I had imagined.

 

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Comments

  1. Aloha Cecilia! Not sure if you will remember, but we had a private consultation at Marlene’s home when I was in Scottsdale and Carefree a couple of years ago teaching artists sales and marketing at the art center.

    Your work has certainly continued to evolve! And yet I recognized it immediately. That’s always a good thing!

    Congratulations on being a featured artist here. I hope you are thriving at the Arizona Fine Art Expo? Yet another feather in your cap. I am so happy for you.

  2. Yes of course I remember you!!! Thank you for your comments, and aloha to you too

  3. Amazing work, coming from an amazing spirit. I always enjoy seeing what you are up to, always wonder what surprises I will have when seeing your work. Keep growing, keep surprising us! Congratulations on being featured.

  4. Beautiful work!

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