Article by LYDIA GNAU
Paintings courtesy of CELESTE BERGIN
In 1976 Celeste Bergin earned a degree in Graphic Design from Mt Hood College in Oregon. She also attended the Pacific Northwest College of Art. In 1978 Celeste began her 25 year career in graphic design and advertising, working for Robert Selby Design, Borders, Perrin, Norrander, Nike and Wieden and Kennedy.
In 2004 Celeste began painting full time - outdoors and directly from life. She has had workshops with Kitty Wallis, Kenn Backhaus, Robert Gamblin, Eric Jacobsen, Mitch Baird and Elio Camacho. Strongly influenced by Andy Warhol, Magritte and Wayne Thiebaud, her work incorporates an appreciation for the beauty of nature and her preference for bold expression. Celeste has exhibited her paintings in Galleries and non-profit arts organizations and also has work included in private collections throughout the United States.