From Disney to Dali and Back!
The artwork of
Celeste Schield Jacobi
From a very young age I have had pencils and brushes in hand. My first memory of art was when my parents brought me to the theatre to watch Cinderella when I was 7 years old. I realized that art was more than a still picture. It was an emotional experience that could captivate the imagination.
I began copying many Disney characters until the age of 16 when I discovered Salvador Dalí’s “Persistence of Memory”. That was the game changer for me. I couldn’t resist the appeal of surrealism so from that moment on I wanted to create something that no photograph could capture. I was only concerned with subjects only the imagination could tap into. My art was created with the sole purpose of igniting the imagination.
My education allowed me to learn Graphic Design in 1992 while in High School using computers which brought a different style into my art. I then continued two years at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle Washington where I was introduced to more drawing and painting techniques. My work has continued to change as the years roll by. It’s always exciting to see what will develop next.
Get together: Shadowfox, a gallery and cafe, offers collaborative space to create, connect and be inspired By Lillian Schrock The Register-Guard Celeste Jacobi sipped on a glass of red wine as she listened [...]
Creatrix Realms' Showcases work during Eugene's First Friday ArtWalk April 3, 2015 The Downtown Athletic Club was generous in letting me showcase a body of work during the Eugene First Friday ArtWalk. They were also [...]