b. Nyasaland, now Malawi 1941
Celia studied Design at the National College of Art, Dublin and spent a career in architectural stained glass culminating in ten years in the Canterbury Cathedral Stained Glass Workshop. A course in Botanical Drawing at the Corcoran School of Art, Washington DC, led her to complete the Diploma in Botanical Illustration at The English Gardening School, and to a new beginning.
She has exhibited in group shows in the UK and USA and has won a Royal Horticultural Society Gold Medal. Her work is now represented in the collections of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Lindley Library, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and The Hampton Court Florilegium.
She has been the Artist in Residence at Hidcote Manor Garden and her work is to be included in The Power of Plants exhibition in the new Shirley Sherwood Gallery, in 2009.
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