Celeste Wrona is painting her way to the top.
The Campbelltown artist’s unique work was featured in the current season of Channel 9’s show, The Block.
Ms Wrona said the call was a dream come true.
“I got a call from contestants Kim and Chris, they had seen my work on Instagram and they wanted a piece to use for their next challenge,” she said.
“A lot of artists dream of getting that kind of exposure.
“The fact that my work was going to be featured on prime time TV was incredible. I was so excited, I was jumping up and down in my loungeroom – that’s when the adrenalin kicked in.”
Kim and Chris chose one of Ms Wrona’s limited edition prints, Release II, for their top-scoring master bedroom design.
“I had to get the information from them really quickly, I could tell they were preparing from the challenge but I wasn’t clear on what size they wanted,” Ms Wrona said.
“So I had my fine art printer in Bowral print in multiple sizes and then I had to drive it into Sydney to be express posted to Melbourne in time for the room reveal.”
Ms Wrona said she flew to the set to see the painting being hung.
“When I got there it was chaotic, it was exactly how you see it on the show,” she said.
“They had one day to go and the paint wasn’t even dry and they had problems with the fireplace so I wasn’t even sure the piece was going to be used.
“It was amazing, I hoped it would happen this season.”
Ms Wrona’s work is also featured on The Block Shop and is available to purchase from the theblockshop.com.au.
Several of the artist’s ink art pieces will also be displayed at The Other Art Fair from October 27 to October 30 at the Commune gallery in Waterloo.
The international fair features 100 of Australia’s emerging artists.
“It is for artists not yet represented by galleries,” Ms Wrona said.
“The selection panel is very prestigious.
“Ben Quilty, Roslyn Oxley, Amanda Love and Leif Podhajsky are some of the biggest names in art so to be collected by them was wonderful.”
Ms Wrona said the fair was unique because it allowed visitors to chat with the artists.
“You can have a conversation about the work, which is not something you get to do very often,” she said.
“I will be showcasing work that I haven’t released yet.
“My favourite piece is Immersion, it is quite colourful and almost otherworldly.
“It’s the type of work you can stare at and not get bored.”
The Argyle Affair on November 26 and 27 at the Camden AH&I Hall will be Ms Wrona’s only local exhibition this year.
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