Celia Washington is one of the brightest and most original talents to emerge from the Byam Shaw Art School in the last two decades. Her work – oils, mixed media, drawings and prints – conjure up a world at once strange, familiar and utterly compelling.
A nomadic childhood helped her develop a strong inner vision, although it was not until she was 19 that her imagination found an outlet through painting.
Over the last 28 years she has used her experiences as a long-term outsider to create boldly drawn and evocatively-coloured figurative paintings. Her work like that of other Scottish painters reflects a deep fascination with poetic and psychological myth and symbolic legend.
Courtesy of the artist’s website.