Oil Painters of America, Member 2010

Elan Magazine, Cover and Featured Artist, October 2009

Northern Virginia Magazine, Feature Artist, June 2010



Selected Group Exhibitions:


The Art League at the Torpedo Factory Alexandria

Virginia Bin Gallery Member since 1996

Columbia Pike Artists Studios Arlington Virginia since 2004

Kelly's Art Alexandria Virginia since 2006

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Selected Solo Exhibitions:

University Club Washington D.C. 1997,2000

AnnMarie Garden Galley Solomons Maryland 2003

George Mason University Gallery, Virginia, USA 2002

The Fischer Gallery, Northern Virginia Community College, Virginia, USA 2004

Genus Loci- "Sense of Place" a series of Washington D.C. at different moments in ever-changing light:


          Century 21 Gallery  Arlington Virginia  2007

          Cassatts Art Gallery Arlington Virginia 2008

          Convergence Gallery  Alexandria Virginia 2009

          The Art League Alexandria Virginia 2012



Artist's Statement:


Born in Washington D.C., Cecily Corcoran explores life and nature in her artwork.  From cityscapes to seascapes, her paintings capture the light, the personality and the moment of her subject matter.


"My aim is to capture simple beauty.  I hope to record a glimpse of this beauty before it folds into time.  As I begin to create, I look for color, movement, and balance.  I then determine the light source, because light provides a mood and reveals texture.  My composition is blocked in with shapes of color varying from dark to light.  I develop my work into a representational style."


From her studio in the United States to her work in cities and fields around the world, Cecily tailors her palette to bring out the essence of her subject.  her specialty is oils, although some of her other works include acrylics, watercolors, and pastels.


Cecily has studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Lyme Academy of the Fine Arts, and received her BA in Studio Arts from George Mason University in Virginia, USA.  She has been a certified art teacher since 1993 and practicing art instructor since 1996.  In 2012, Cecily received her Masters in Art from Virginia Commonwealth University in Virginia, USA.