Celia Washington

Artist Celia Washington, has lived and worked in Florence, Paris, Tokyo, Madrid, London and Kathmandu, but it was in London in the late 80's that Lotte Inch, aged just five, first saw her work. The picture that she then pointed at in approval still hangs on the walls of the Gallery owner's house today.

Washington's paintings, prints, sculptures and films are inspired by the places that she has lived and travelled to both as a child and growing up. Her works also possess a mystical quality and connections between her own visual language and that of Magic Realist writers has been frequently observed, as well as acknowledged by the artist herself. Here, the ordinary becomes inextricably linked with the extraordinary, resulting in visual narratives which are simultaneously familiar and dreamlike.