Teacher creates three floral paintings for Louisiana children’s hospital
(The Magazine Plus Editorial): – Baton Rouge, Louisiana, June 12, 2021 (Issuewire.com) – Graphic designer and painter Celeste Payne has been commissioned to create a floral triptych depicting Louisiana flowers for a local children’s hospital.
A hospital customer bought one of Payne’s magnolia paintings at a local artists’ market. The composition of the painting included a bold magnolia in the foreground and a metallic purple and gold background. Payne was then commissioned to create three additional colorful representations of Louisiana flowers. She chose Louisiana Phlox, Luna Hibiscus, and Blackeyed Susan.
“I describe my styles as simple, bold, colorful and semi-abstract,” says Payne. In all three series of paintings, she focused on the simplicity of the flower shapes, then used color schemes and value to add depth and detail to the works.
Payne realized his passion for art at a young age. When she was five, she asked for an artist easel and a paint set. She then received her Bachelor of Art with a Concentration in Visual Communications from North Carolina Central University, the HBCU that famous artist Ernie Barnes attended. Some of Barnes’ work was featured on the 1970s sitcom Good Times as the Jay Jay Evans paintings.
Payne continued his education at Ohio State University studying computer-assisted arts education and received his teaching certificate from the University of Florida. She currently operates her own art studio and teaches traditional and digital arts in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
“As an educator, artist and mom, I feel blessed that my artistic gift will bring joy to the young patients at the hospital,” Payne concluded.
Photos of the paintings and engravings are available at www.chortazoarts.com
About Chortazo Fine Art & Graphic Design Studio
Chortazo was founded in 2020 in Baton Rouge to house the art studio of teaching artist Celeste Payne. Payne is a graphic designer who enjoys painting, drawing and a variety of modern art forms.