We had the good fortune of connecting with Célia M Dargie and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Célia, how has your background shaped the person you are today?
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
If you see a painting, a drawing or a mural of a sassy, colorful one eyed lady with a glass of wine by her side, you found an original Celia M Dargie! I’m French, self-taught, female painter who doesn’t relate to any painting style ‘box’. I paint who I am and how i feel, every painting contains a piece of my world. An organic expression of the complexity and beauty of my life experience. Well mostly wine, travel and yoga, haha… I think being successful is being able to show and share your passion. Ultimately, if you love what you do and can live off it, you are successful! I trusted the process and was lucky enough to show my art in Europe (Paris, Venice, Brussels…) at Art Basel in Miami and hopefully many more. I was looking forward to ArtExpo in New York and in Monaco this year but right now during this pandemic, I have to think outside the box… It requires lot of work and dedication. You have to be resilient, patient, passionate, disciplined, flexible, imaginative, playful…. But the strongest factor to success is self-esteem: Believing you can do it, believing you deserve it and believing you’ll get it.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My Shoutout would have to be Dahlia’s home living located in Tomball, TX. It’s a unique shopping destination outside of Houston. They incorpore a lifestyle into home. Dahlia’s home living is made up of a showroom store, paint studio, woodworking space and upholstery shop. Every aspect of their work, from furniture, home decor, art and jewelry are at high level of craftsmanship. An artistic labor of love. I’m so grateful to be part of the Art team and their creative vision.
Shannon Valentine photographer at Lunalux