Ce­cilia Bren­del

American Art Collector - - Artist Focus - /ce­cilia.bren­del @ce­cil­iabren­del @cia­bren­del Ce­cilia Bren­del

Ce­cilia Bren­del has been a classical por­trait and land­scape painter for over 15 years. As owner of Olde Masters Gal­le­ria in Cen­ter­ville, Ohio, she strives to share her tal­ents by of­fer­ing reg­u­lar oil paint­ing classes and per­son­al­ized in­struc­tion. From the be­gin­ning of her paint­ing ca­reer, Bren­del has had an on­go­ing Cas­tles se­ries that includes San Leo, San Marino, Licht­en­stein, Neuschwanstein and Satzvey to name a few. She was hon­ored when the fam­ily of the Weren­wag Cas­tle com­mis­sioned sev­eral paint­ings. Bren­del is in­trigued by the ar­chi­tec­ture and mys­tery of cas­tles; this keeps her mo­ti­vated to con­tinue the se­ries.

She of­ten ex­plores dif­fer­ent re­gions for new se­ries. A tour of the South­west sparked paint­ings that were fea­tured in a solo exhibition. She has cre­ated an Ital­ian Win­dow Box se­ries, a Cal­i­for­nia and Re­li­gious se­ries to name a few. “I have al­ways told my stu­dents to paint what mo­ti­vates them, and this is ex­actly what I do,” she says. Her clients have in­cluded ho­tels in Europe, hos­pi­tals and other pri­vate clients world­wide.

Bren­del’s paint­ings re­flect her ear­lier technical il­lus­trat­ing ca­reer with oil paint­ing and the com­bi­na­tion is a mix­ture of detail and representational. Most re­cently, her love of fine de­tails has in­spired her to cre­ate a se­ries of minia­ture paint­ings.

With the won­ders of this world, whether it be spir­i­tual or nat­u­ral im­agery, she loves to jux­ta­pose thicker tex­tured paint against the smooth, translu­cent ar­eas or the bright, con­tem­po­rary hues against the dark clas­sics. She says, “My suc­cess is not with my in­spi­ra­tion but when some­one has been in­spired.”

Neuschwanstein Cas­tle, oil on can­vas, 24 x 30"

Licht­en­stein Cas­tle, oil on can­vas, 20 x 16"

San Marino Cas­tle, oil on can­vas, 20 x 16"

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