Artist Statement

Artist Statement
Using oil or acrylic on canvas, paper or wood, I paint landscapes, cityscapes, and surreal-impressionist representations of women. Brightly colored and uplifting, my paintings tell stories that touch the relationship of sentient beings with nature, and the tribulations of women throughout history. Some of these landscapes and cities will disappear due to climate change. I want to leave a legacy of what they used to look like.

Artist Biography
Cecilia Anastos is a self-taught, Italian-American painter. Ms. Anastos is a Board Member at the San Diego Museum of Art Artist Guild, and she participates in national and international exhibitions. Her works have been included in exhibitions at the San Diego Museum of Art-Artist Guild, Newport Beach Civic Center, Connecticut Women Artist Gallery, Art San Diego, Art Expo New York, and many other exhibitions.
Ms. Anastos also enjoys creating commissioned paintings. One of them now hangs at the San Diego Superior Court, office of Hon. Judge Muñoz.
Ms. Anastos received the 2020 Artist of the Future Award, the 2021 Power of Creativity, the 2021 Certificate of Artistic Excellence, the 2022 Luxembourg Art Prize, and 2022 Artistic Excellence through the Circle Foundation of the Arts (CFA)
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  • Museum of Contemporary Art - San Diego
  • San Diego Museum of Art
  • San Diego Museum of Art Artist Guild
  • Oil Painters of America
  • California Art League