Celia Carlile

Artist & Award Winning illustrator

Celia Carlile - Artist - celiacarlile.comHello and welcome to my website. I live in County Cork in Ireland and I love being creative. All my life, I've loved painting, drawing, sewing, knitting, making things out of paper, cardboard, clay, wax or anything I found useful for my projects.

I became a primary school teacher and loved painting enormous scenery for school shows. I even designed our school crest which is on the children's uniforms.
In 2011, after 35 years teaching, I retired to become a full time artist. I earned my diploma in illustration from The London Art College and was runner up in 'The Agnes Sloane Illustrator's Competition. This led to me illustrating Wendy Hesketh's book 'The Slimy Slug'.

Over the years, I've had cartoons published in a national newspaper, my work featured in an advertising campaign for the Open University in Northern Ireland and I exhibited paintings in The Courtyard Craft and Exhibition Centre, Midleton in 2006.