Cecilia is an accomplished Portrait, Figure Painter and former Adjunct Professor. She has over 20 years of professional art and design experience. Cecilia Paz received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of The Arts with a concentration in Illustration in 1996, Philadelphia. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from the Art Institute (MIU) with a concentration in Painting in 2004, Miami.
Cecilia Paz’s creativity has been commended with several awards such as placing in the William H. Ely Illustration competition at The University of the Arts, Philadelphia and The Plastic Club Award. She also received an award for being an outstanding Art Teacher at Ada Merritt K-8 Center, an International Baccalaureate Organization, Miami, Florida.
Cecilia taught at Miami Dade College, 2006-2008 and enjoys teaching Figure Drawing (Live Drawing from nudes), Color & Composition, Drawing, Advanced Drawing, Painting, and Computer Art. She brings a broad knowledge of painting as well as Classical Realist and Old Master rendering techniques and methods. Her experience ranges from simple gestural sketches of faces and figures to detailed large-scale canvases. Cecilia's work has been featured in several gallery exhibits like the Artcenter South Florida, MIU Art Institute, Miami Dade College Faculty shows and upscale restaurants.