About the Artist
Celine Mcdonald’s paintings have been exhibited at galleries and museums in New York City; Washington, D.C.; Provincetown, MA; Boston; Woodstock, Vermont; Pound Ridge, New York and the Berkshires. Her work was described as “hauntingly beautiful” by Cape Cod Magazine and is represented in many private and corporate collections. Celine recieved a Bachelor of Arts in Painting from Marymount Manhattan College and was a Fellow at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. She also studied at the School of Visual Arts and Massachusetts College of Art. Passionately painting since she was a child, Celine’s life journey includes extensive work as a photographer and as an oncology nurse.
About the Work
I am inspired by the sea and shoreline of New England, from the far edges of Cape Cod’s Provincetown where I have studied, to the far reaches of Nova Scotia where my Scottish ancestors arrived over 200 years ago. The sea is where I go for inspiration and healing, bringing back to my studio sketches, photos and memories in which to recreate what I have seen and felt there. I am not a boater but an observer of its ways. Often I paint the same boat over and over again changing it’s color or texture, direction or light. Like a prayer, its repetition is soothing and meditative. I see it’s shape as womb, cradle and casket like, embracing beings or peacefully carrying souls into the afterlife.