Cecilia Thorell is a native of Gothenburg, Sweden. Her interest in art began at an early age, spending time in the studio of her grandfather who was an artist himself. She began creating her own art first with watercolor and then moved into oils in her early teens. Her love of painting eventually led her to The Florence Academy of Art in Italy. It was here that Cecilia honed her skills to draw and paint in the old-master tradition. She graduated from the school in 2010.
Today Cecilia combines her classical training with modern flair to create uniquely contemporary works of art. She has had her work shown in various exhibitions and is represented by galleries in both the United States and Europe. Cecilia was featured in Southwest Art Magazine’s yearly “21 under 31” article as an up and coming artist to pay attention to. She currently lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado with her husband Michael DeVore and their daughter Ella.