Cecily Orr Hulett combines a critical eye for composition and color, a rich store of life experiences and an extraordinary ability to create awardwinning abstract works.
Honors and Awards
Since 1997, when the Montevallo, Alabama native turned full professional attention to her art, her style has evolved to incorporate bold use of texture and color, and a stream-of consciousness approach to her subjects. She paints intuitively, creating visually engaging, sophisticated canvasses designed to challenge and delight the discerning viewer. Recent works reflect influences of her travels to Mexico and Central America, and of her continuing study with other well-known artists and art instructors. Earlier pieces hold their roots in her formal art education and training at Converse College and the University of Alabama where she graduated with a B.F.A and in studies abroad in Germany.
Her paintings are exhibited in select Southeastern and New England galleries and are included in a growing number of private and corporate collections. She also has been awarded high honors by her peers, most recently taking Best of Show at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Exhibition, sponsored by the Montgomery Art Guild.
Cecily makes her home in Montgomery, Alabama, with her husband Jim. She divides her time between Montgomery, the Gulf Coast and Tennessee, where her children and grandchildren live and provide inspiration.
Best of Show - 35th Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Montgomery, Alabama. Juror: Dale Kennington
Selected Artist - Creator of a five piece series ”Soaring Spirit” for Montgomery Business Committee for the Arts Award, Montgomery, Alabama.
Selected Artist - Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Membership Campaign Drive Award Donation, Montgomery, Alabama.
Purchase Award - Sarah Carlisle Towery Art Colony on Lake Martin. Juror: Buddy Spivey, Instructor, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Birmingham Southern College.
Featured Artist - Southern Accents Magazine Decorator Showhouse, Birmingham, Alabama, selected by designer Phillip Sides.
Purchase Award - Sarah Carlisle Towery Art Colony on Lake Martin. Juror: Hugh Williams, Professor Emeritus, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.
Selected Artist - Traveling show, Mississippi Art Colony. Instructor: John Wagnon, at that time an Adjunct Instructor, Auburn University of Montgomery and is currently teaching at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama.
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree; University of Alabama
Additional studies; Birmingham Southern College, Converse College, and the University of Montevallo.