Cecile Baird studied art at The Ohio State University where she received here BFA and MA degrees in Graphic Design. After working several years as a designer in St. Louis and Los Angeles, Ms. Baird returned to her home state of Ohio and opened her own business designing and marketing a line of figurines and note card to gift shops all over the country.
Cecile has now turned her artistic talents to painting full time. Working primarily in oil and colored pencil, Cecile has developed a realistic style that captures the drama, beauty and simplicity of everyday objects in her still life paintings. With their strong sense of composition and lighting, her paintings always draw the viewer back again and again.
Cecile’s oil and colored pencil paintings have achieved national recognition. In 2005 she wrote a book entitled Painting Light with Colored Pencil for North Light Books which has become a standard for colored pencil artists. Her work has also been published in The Artist Magazine, American Artist and International Artist. Her work has received numerous regional, national and international awards. In addition to painting, Cecile shares her artistic knowledge and enthusiasm by teaching colored pencil workshops around the country.