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Celeste has extensive training in botanical art, including master classes in Scotland and Italy, and teaches at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and the VMFA.



2 years Horticulture and flower design  NOVA

Corcoran College of Art and Design. 
Certified in Botanical Art and Illustration


Ongoing Education

US Botanical Gardens

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Corcoran College at GW University


Studies Abroad:  Master classes in Italy, Scotland and Portugal

Work History: 

James Monroe Library

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, (past)

Westmoreland County Museum

Tappahannock Art Gallery

Virginia Museum of Fine Art (currently)



1st President of 5 Rivers Spinners and Weavers 
Century Gallery Craft director 
Metropolitan Richmond Artist Ass. exhibitions chair

Founding member of Central VA Botanical Artists 

Council Member VMFA

Board member Westmoreland Museum 

Westmoreland Garden Club Exhibits Chair
Founding member, Northern Neck Arts Alliance

Founding member, NNArts

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