Cecelia is in the ninth grade and takes private art classes in Pennsylvania. Her art, “Celie’s World”, was selected as a Top Ten Winner in the Summer 2012 national art contest . This contest is held for students in grades K-12 living in the United States and Canada.
Cecelia has always loved art. She started taking art classes when she was six years old, but has been drawing ever since she could hold a pencil. “I always used to spend more time making sure the colors were right than painting the pictures,” Cecelia explains. “I created this piece at an art camp at my school over the summer of 2012. We cut the pieces for the collage out of magazines to find the right colors and textures for the pictures we were creating. The idea for my piece evolved from the things that I love. I put old negatives to represent movies, I have sea shells hidden at the bottom of the hair for the shore, and you can even spot butterflies and the world along with many other trinkets in my portrait.”
Cecelia plans for the future include graduating from college and finding a nice job in an artistic career.
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