Celeste Keller is a Toronto based artist, a figurative painter who focuses on the connections between the figure and the space that surrounds it. She is particularly interested in the portrayal of ‘urban moments’, finding the extraordinary in the ordinary and then expressing it through paint.
Celeste received her formal training at the University of Guelph from 1989-1994. Studying under Tony Scherman, Margaret Priest, Ron Shuebrook and Greg Murphy, she obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. In 1995 she attended the Ontario College of Art to further her Painting and Drawing skills. She later attended George Brown College where she became certified as an Interior Decorator and a Feng Shui Practitioner.
In 2003, Celeste began a small business incorporating her Fine Art skills with Interior Decorating. Her services include Paintings, Murals, Designer Wall Finishes, Colour and Feng Shui consultations.Celeste began exhibiting her paintings throughout Ontario in 2007. She was recently awarded the Edward Jones
Award of Merit for her subway portraits in the Neilson Park Creative Centre’s 16th Annual Juried Competition.
2009 OCAD/CARFAC, Bridging the Gap for Artists
2009 Haliburton School of the Arts, Advanced Independent Painting
2008 Haliburton School of the Arts, Advanced Independent Painting
2007 Haliburton School of the Arts, Advanced Independent Painting
2001 OCAD, Life Drawing and Figure Painting
1994 - 1996 OCAD, Painting and Drawing
1989 - 1994 University of Guelph, BFA