I use collage as well as found-object printing in my work and call this process: ‘paint-paper-print.’ I alternate the media and layer paint or printing over collage…then collage over that.
Recently, I started working more abstractly and am exploring unusual methods of putting paint on a canvas with objects other than a brush! This multi-layered process of traditional and innovative painting techniques is exhilarating and the outcome can be unpredictable yet always interesting!
I consider myself an ‘abstract impressionist’, a term I like since it best describes my current work. I try to portray a strong sense of light and a particular atmosphere to create a feeling of place without being an identifiable location. I am inspired by the patterns and motifs found in nature.
Celeste is now a member of the
b.j spoke gallery!
Judge - Long Beach Art Association
Members Exhibit, February 2022