My home and my family are important inspirations for my art.  I have been married to my husband Sam for 62 years and together we raised two children and now have three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  We moved to Floyd in 1983 and the beauty of the area continues to inspire me.

I started art classes at the age of 43 and my first oil painting, a farm landscape, still hangs in the living room of my home.  I've taken various classes in Maryland and Virginia and still enjoy taking classes.  There is always something new I can learn.  I enjoy all types of media:  oils, acrylic, pencil, watercolor, and even cake icing!  I've done miniature oil paintings for dollhouses and enjoyed painting portraits of animals and people.  I agree with the  quote by Henry Ford... "If you think that you can, or that you can't, you're usually right."




"Mr. Majestic"

Additional images available by Celeste at The Maggie Gallery

Celeste Fontana