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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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eMBeeL Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
k-i-mm-i-e Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch for all the faves. Purplelove by k-i-mm-i-e  
Onelessemptyframe Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You have a wonderful gallery.   I like your style.
cjheery Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!

I will check out yours now.
Onelessemptyframe Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome, and thanks!
Artimisso Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Celeste, I see you are active but I can not understand then why do not manage your group: Buildings-Photos.
cjheery Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have no new messages for this group; haven't in a long time.  What is the issue you are having?
Artimisso Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I am not the only one who submit there pics but the last couple months nothing got accepted. I think, you should look after why do you not get messages. Look at the "Admin Area" the "Log" menu, what happened recently. Also the set-ups under "Manage members". Watch out: there are appart options of members and founder.
Ok, I have submitted this Morning at the lil chapel in the forest by artimisso right now. If you can not see in your messages then we go further.
And above all: Happy XMas!
cjheery Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Holidays to you too!
cjheery Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For some reason, I can't change the option to allow members to submit to the gallery.  Not sure what I am missing.  I have submitted a request to the help desk.
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