Celia attended Central School of Art and graduated in Fine Art from St Martin’s School of Art in 1989. She has established a reputation for her remarkable work which goes far beyond simple visual representation. She combines visual cues from the landscape around us with her own feelings and responses, resulting in paintings that invite the viewer to find their own interpretation. As she says herself:
‘I don’t just paint what I see, it’s as much about what I feel; My paintings say what I can’t put into words’
Celia takes inspiration from noteworthy artists who chose to break with traditions of landscape painting; Patrick Heron, Paul Nash, Ivon Hitchins, Peter Lanyon, Paul Klee, and Picasso are key influences apparent in her paintings. When approaching a new canvas, she purposefully deconstructs the landscape before bringing it back together so there are recognisable shapes and forms but with enough abstraction that the viewer is drawn into the painting. This new collection includes work inspired by southern England and the volcanic wilds of Lanzarote.
Celia lived and worked in London until 2001 when she moved to the Isle of Wight to find the peace and space to develop her unique and instantly recognisable style.