Cecile was born in 1959, in Sept Isles, Quebec, Canada, the middle of six children (twins). She moved with her family to the United States in 1966. It was a lifelong dream for her father, who emigrated from Czechoslovakia. Her mother is from French Canadian descent.
She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Columbus College of Art and Design in 1982, where she graduated President’s List, and her Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1986. Cecile had the honor of receiving the top award in the Graduate Art Department that same year. From graduate school she went on to teach full time at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa from 1986 to 1989. Her last year there she was unanimously promoted to Assistant Professor. Cecile is now a professional artist, residing in East Tennessee.
“My art is a way of telling a story, sometimes about people Cecile Broz, life lessons, or an ideal view of the world. Whether I’m working on abstracts, figuratives, or plein air paintings, I love using color, texture, pattern, movement, and layering thick impasto paint with scraffito and washes. It is my desire to give the viewer a positive experience.”