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Celeste J. Heery
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I begin a new painting with brush strokes of color that call to me, then I follow the direction that the painting dictates. I never approach the canvas with preconceived ideas.

My mind goes silent and I let the painting take over. The most important thing for me is to focus on the process and not the result. Most of all, I try to just let go.

My best work comes from a place of quiet and inner peace.

I paint fast and spontaneously. It helps me cover more ground and allow the spirit to flow through me. The painting takes on a life of its own. It gives me confidence, to trust where I am going and not worry about the destination.

When I am painting, the cares of the world are left behind. I am free to let my thoughts be quiet and allow my focus to be on each next step as it arrives.

When I focus on the enjoyment of painting, and not on the approval of others, I produce better work.

If I define success by how many paintings I sell, I will never be satisfied.

I have works in private collections in Texas, Florida, Michigan, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

My work has been featured at Silent Poetry in Burnsville, NC, The Appalachian Artisan Society Gallery in Old Fort, NC, Mountain Java in Candler and Asheville, NC, The Garage in Asheville, NC, Green Hands Healing Center, Asheville, NC, Razcal's Restaurant in Asheville, True Blue Art Supply, Asheville NC, Neo Burrito on Patton Avenue in Asheville, NC, The Alligator Grille in Murrells Inlet, SC, the North Myrtle Beach City Hall, Fitness X, Studio B, and the Whispering Palms Art Gallery in Myrtle Beach, SC.

I was also featured in a show at Adorn Salon & Boutique in Asheville, NC and at the North Myrtle Beach City Hall in SC.

I have been named Global Art Collectors Artist of the Week as well as nominated for Facebook's World Art Critics Artist of the Month.

I am also an amateur photographer.



Favourite genre of music: Dark/doom jazz, electronica
Favourite photographer: Alice Mayer, Zhang Jingna, Trent Parke, Russ Freeman, Rudolph Koppitz, Uelsmann, Igor Amelkovich, Bartholomew Cooke, Avedon, Clarence John Laughlin, Helmut Newton, Morgana Freely
Favourite style of art: Abstract
Operating System: Windows 8
MP3 player of choice: IPod
Wallpaper of choice: Abandoned places
Skin of choice: Soft
Favourite cartoon character: Lisa Simpson
Personal Quote: "I am an artist. I came to live out loud."
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TheFriendsInMyHead Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student Photographer
Did you get permission to photograph Lorton prison before hand? I tried doing a shoot there earlier in the year, but I was escorted off  the property. If you did, do you know who I can speak to to get permission? 
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cjheery Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My Meetup group got special permission.  This property is protected by a gate.  Sorry, but I don't know who they got in touch with for our special tour.  There is a power plant near the Workhouse art buildings that you can access as long as security doesn't see you.  That place is pretty cool.  Here are some photos I took there:  www.celestejheery.com/abandone….
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WaltonZoO Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Thanks for the+fav Spongebob (Imagination) 
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MauraBertoia Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav!!
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Iamyourhuman42 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014   General Artist
Thank you for the fav :D
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ebbing-gale Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the fave !
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jxsnyder Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fave!  :D (Big Grin)
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Lady-Schnaps Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the Favs :hug:
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vercingetorix52bc Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for faving! :D
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7markus7 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for fav :painter:
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