About the artist

I'm Julie Celina

Artist, plant lover, and dirt-worshipper

I’m a multi-creative, who loves to express my love for nature and humanity through art. I'm working from my plant-filled studio on the quaint and beautiful island, Fanø, on the Danish west coast whilst drinking several pots of tea a day. Through my work, I explore the connection between the earth and humans.

My highest goal is to help us connect deeper to nature within and outside of us - I believe that all the answers we seek are already inside of ourselves or hidden in nature, we simply have to slow down and listen more.

My story

When Covid started and forced us to isolate us, I realised how important nature and community was for me, now when it had been taken away from me. I started collecting houseplants, it felt healing to me to take care of them, and it taught me to take better care of myself as well. I learned to listen to myself and my own body - after years of digestive issues, I realised that my body already knew what it needed, I just had to listen to it. I soon understood that although being outside in the wild nature was amazing, I could still connect to nature from my own home. I saw that nature was all around me, and even inside of me, my breath is the air, my bones are the earth, my blood is the water, and my passion is the fire. As my indoor plant collection grew, so did the number of plants and natural elements in my art.

I was soon inspired to dig even deeper

I started studying herbalism, botany and ethnobotany, to learn about the plant kingdom and peoples relationship to it. I did daily tea meditations and cacao ceremonies, and found that I could commune with the natural world, it felt magical and wonderful. I found my spirituality through the plants, and they have inspired my strongest values and beliefs. Suddenly the community I thought I had lost was regained. Now, every time I start a new collection of paintings I commune with the herbs and plants around me for inspiration, and to ensure that the message behind the paintings are bound in the wisdom of the natural world.

we protect what we love

When I started connecting deeper to my own nature, my body, my authentic self, and the natural world around me, my love for both myself and the world grew bigger. This love inspired me to take better care of both myself and nature. In my opinion we protect what we love.

My art is a product of my beliefs and my values

My art practise helps me feel grounded, nurtured, inspired, hopeful and connected, and I hope my paintings will instil the same feelings in you. I hope my art will inspire you to seek inwards, to learn more about yourself, connect deeper and listen to your inner truth, I hope my art will remind you that you are a part of this beautiful, raw, and enchanting natural world, and I hope it will remind you of your own value, as well as the value of our natural world, both are beautiful, both are strong, and both are worth protecting.