Finding it challenging to paint while working full-time these past few years, I devoted myself to photography to rekindle my creativity. I began to ask family, friends, and their children to model for me and created make-believe reveries. I sewed costumes as well as crafting them out of blankets and second-hand finds and fashioned props to tell a story. We would go out on location or shoot in my garage and I would refine the scenes in Photoshop. Recently I started to build more sets to use in my images. Many of my earlier images were photographed in the winter snow or on the frozen lake and have a lightheartedness to them. To broaden my vision, I have started exploring characters that have a touch more wickedness, but still have a sense of mischievousness to them.
Ceili Seipke was born and raised in Pennsylvania and received a BFA in Painting from Baylor University. She learned digital photography to enhance her creative skills with a discipline that produced shorter term finished products when time didn't allow for extensive paintings. Her work has been shown locally in both juried and group exhibitions as well as a solo show. Ceili currently lives in Vermont with her family and adorable Shiba Inu.