"I paint to express deep emotions and experiences of life that can't be touched by words. This is what it feels like. This is me, painting life. Attempting to touch the depth of my experience or in Emmet Gowin's words, 'to give a physical embodiment to our experience'".
Celeste Greene is a visual artist known for her impactful abstract paintings, which reflect on themes of freedom and imprisonment, birth and death, known and unknown.
Raised in Nashville, Tenn., Greene returned after eight years of living on the west coast, running her own business as an Art Director & Photo Stylist. Greene has an undergraduate degree in studio art and business management from Belmont University. After college, she spent time living in Italy, developing her knowledge of visual and culinary artistry. Demand for her unique creative expressions is driven by her individual personal aesthetic and passion for discovery.
A variety of art forms have shaped Greene's oeuvre and have contributed to her painting style. She attributes her meditation practice and eight years experience as a yoga instructor to having directly influenced her artistic work by opening pathways into the subconscious while bridging the gap between the seen and unseen.
Greene’s newest work titled, “Embodiment Series”, straddles the intersection of art and creative movement while addressing questions of personal identification and connection to Divinity.“The Embodiment Series” is a progression of phases, or shows - a project which comprises body drawings and installations that look at a particular focus of human identification. Phase one is interested in our attachment to the physical body.