Celina is a full time practising professional fine artist, author, children’s book illustrator and part-time primary teacher from Co. Cork, Ireland.
The human and natural environment are a living source of inspiration for Celina’s collages. Once she is on location with the easel set up, it becomes a multi-sensory experience for her. Some have called these moments ‘epiphanies’, but for her it is discovering a visual language that conveys that excitement – being alert to the extraordinary in the ordinary.
Celina’s art is created through the medium of collage. Using print-making techniques she learned in the print room at Cambridge School of Art; her collage papers are prepared using oil-based etching inks, an etching press and by mono-printing various textures onto the surfaces. Almost all of her fine art collages are created on location from observation, and if needs be, finished in her studio.
An author and illustrator, her first sold out picture book is a retelling of ‘The Salmon of Knowledge’ published in 2019. It was used for a storyboarding lesson on RTÉ’s Home School Hub programme in 2020. A paperback version will be available in spring 2023.
As an emerging artist, Celina’s work has been exhibited in Cill Rialaig, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry in 2021 and at Ranelagh Arts, Dublin in September 2022. She received an Agility Award from the Arts Council last year which helped make her ‘DOCKLANDS’ solo art exhibition possible. Celina was selected for Landscape Artist of the Year 2023 after submitting one of her ‘DOCKLANDS’ creations, The ‘R & H Hall’ collage.
This artist isn’t selling any artworks currently, but you may be able to commission them instead.