Celeste Heilbronn

Celeste has lived in Western Australia since 1994 and works from her “ North of the River” SORRENTO Studio. She is Cape Town born and has pursued the art of clay sculpting for years in South Africa where she studied, for a while, under the esteemed sculptor Charles Gottard, in the mountains of the Magaliesberg. She has won the acclaimed Victor Felstead prize for “Best in Show” for her sculpture “Personality Lost’ exhibited at the 2014 WASA Exhibition and judged by well known Dreyfus Gates, well known judge/artist around Australian art circles. Art has, in broad-spectrum, always been part of Celeste’s life but she adores watercolour, which she took up in 2000. She is completely self taught; having been introduced to the medium by Perth Watercolour Artist Alice Okley. Honing her skills further by attending workshops, held by those Masters of this medium she truly admires such as, Herman Pekel and Alvaro Castagnet has been a fascinating journey. Celeste is proficient in several other mediums amongst which are Chinese Ink/Oriental Brushstokes, acrylic portraiture and oils. She paints for the purpose of the emotional journey. Every painting has a meaning or an interpretation. She has travelled the globe extensively gathering inspiration and her subjects are very varied, but there is always an emotional attachment or specific message. Celeste frequently exhibits with several of the Art Associations she is a member of and was chosen as Feature Artist for WJAS for their 40th Anniversary year exhibition. She enjoys all of those wonderful related activities one has when belonging to art clubs and groups such as demonstrations, paint-outs. workshops, exhibitions etc.

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