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. Ceili currently lives in Vermont with her family and adorable Shiba Inu.
While learning digital photography, I fell in love with conceptual portraits. My painting and drawing skills helped me to create scenes of imaginative realism through Photoshop. I continue to make portraits but also have a desire to be more tactile in my work, to get back to my roots in painting. When trying to find a bridge between the two disciplines, I discovered artists were reviving the century-old art form of embroidered photographs and became intrigued. This evolved into my most recent venture, a series using beads, thread, and ribbon to accentuate details of my black and white images which are printed on Hahnemuhle Museum Etching paper.