Miami Realist Oil Portrait Painter, Cecilia Paz, was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and lived there until the age of 7. While living there she studied with world-renown painter, Carmelo Sobrino in Historic Old San Juan since the age of 5. Her mother, Miami's famous "Baker to the Stars"-Miami Herald, is Ana Paz of Ana Paz Cakes. Her father Charles, the engineer of the cake business and also where Cecilia developed her strive for craftsmanship is from the lovely island of Cuba. Cecilia is the true representation of a Classical Realist artist from the Caribbean following in the traditions of her idols John Singer Sargent and the Spaniard, Diego Velazquez. Cecilia's aunt is world-renown Puerto Rican Steel Sculptor, Carmen Ines Blondet who is the sister of the Fine Artist Silvia Passalacqua.
This site is a resource for adding a special personalized conversation piece for your home! "I specialize in portrait painting while capturing likenesses that reflect my clients’ personality and lifestyle. At Cecilia Paz Fine Art, I make sure that the job is completed from beginning to end and that my customers are happy with the quality and craftsmanship throughout. You can be anywhere in the world. I can work from photos or fly to meet with you."
Let CECILIA PAZ help you create a HAND-PAINTED OIL PORTRAIT for YOU! Ms. Paz has to be booked in advanced, so contact her early even if the project is for a later date.
"VERONICA", 18 x 24", Oil on Panel, 2010.
Fine Art Oil Portraits
"Painting the essence of our Society in order to leave a legacy is my profound passion. I find it important to carry on family traditions that were set forth in history by nobles and preserved throughout the ages.This is the history of Oil Painting since it became popular in the Renaissance and I find it critical to maintain. With the technological advances now readily available, I still refrain from using anything other than pencil and Oil paint to bring my subjects to life. I consider myself a painter."
MFA-MIU, Miami, 2005
BFA--Uarts, Philadelphia, 1996