WONDERFUL TALENT: Artist Cecilie Bolton with a few of her artworks displayed in the Mill Gallery in the past.
WONDERFUL TALENT: Artist Cecilie Bolton with a few of her artworks displayed in the Mill Gallery in the past. Trish Bowman

Cecilie Bolton art sale

ICONIC Yeppoon artist Cecilie Bolton is having the clear-out sale of the century, with hundreds of precious artworks selling for a song.

The well-respected Yeppoon and Rockhampton artist has exhibited her work in the Mill Gallery, Emu Park Gallery and in the Rockhampton Art Gallery.

She has won several major art prizes throughout Central Queensland and one of her award-winning works was acquired by Rockhampton Art Gallery.

Cecilie Bolton hanging one of her works for the exhibition  A Second Look  at the Mill Gallery.
Cecilie Bolton hanging one of her works for the exhibition A Second Look at the Mill Gallery. Sophie Jackson

Son-in-law John Messersmith said art had played a major part in Cecilie's life for herself and for the many others she had mentored along the way.

"Cecilie assisted her husband with his work as a doctor for many years while raising three children - one daughter and two sons,” he said.

"She began painting seriously in the early 1980s. In 1995 the family moved to Yeppoon to be closer to grandson Harley and to transition into retirement.

"When not painting, Cecilie often assisted with the Cooee Bay Art Camps, bringing talented art tutors and artists from all over Australia to attend the workshops held in Yeppoon.”

One of Cecilie's abstract works
One of Cecilie's abstract works

At the age of 82, Cecile's life circumstances have changed and she and her husband are downsizing to make the move to independent living at Capricorn Adventist Retirement Village.

The move has encouraged Cecilie to offer more than 100 of her artworks to the community that has been so supportive for more than 30 years.

Three or four of the works will be offered at the Mill Gallery Silent Auction and the rest will be sold at a sale being held at her home studio at 6 Bradford Ave, Yeppoon, on Saturday January 27, between 8am and noon.

The collection has been heavily discounted, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase a quality artwork from an award-winning artist.

One of the works heavily discounted for the downsizing sale.
One of the works heavily discounted for the downsizing sale.


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