Cécile Simonis is a Belgian artist and art educator
who has lived and worked in Edinburgh, Scotland, since 2011.

Cécile was born in Belgium in 1984. She studied illustration in Belgium and Italy and later also graduated as an art teacher.
Her work has been shown in Scotland, Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands and has won multiple prizes including the W Gordon Smith award and the Visual Artist and Craft Maker award of the City of Edinburgh Council and Creative Scotland.

Cécile creates prints, drawings, artists books and 3D objects that mix observations with imaginary elements and travel through time and space.
Her strong interest in graphic novels, cinema and photography,  
mediums that link image-making and storytelling, is noticeable in her work.
She is interested in creating open visual narratives in her prints, drawings, books and, in her 3D work, exploring multiple points of view.

Cécile has worked as an art teacher in Belgium, Canada and Scotland. She currently teaches drawing and illustration at The Edinburgh Drawing School.
She also works as a free lance tutor for other institutions such as Edinburgh Printmakers, St Cecilia’s Hall (The University of Edinburgh) and the National Museum of Scotland.

You can find Cécile’s work at 
The Sutton Gallery
Gallery Ten
Edinburgh Printmakers
The Marchmont Gallery
EDS Gallery
Le Comptoir du Livre

And have a look at her online shop for small prints and books

About printmaking

If you are wondering how Cécile makes her prints, check out these great videos with demonstrations and explanations by Edinburgh Printmakers technicians. 


All images ©Cécile Simonis