Celene Favila fell in love with the vivid artist community of Laguna Beach and the waters of Corona del Mar when she visited from her hometown San Diego. A few months later she moved to Orange County to start a new chapter in OC.
At the time, Celene had no formal training in the arts, so she let her imagination lead her brush. During the beginning of 2008, she began to paint using acrylics until late hours, creating an array of paintings that reflected her imagination. She further developed her painting style at the Irvine Fine Arts Center, studying abstract horizons, textures, forms and compositions. This helped her to evolve as an artist, and allowed her to apply her ideas onto canvas. Soon after, she presented her work to the public for the first time at the Santiago Art District in November of 2009 and numerous times thereafter from 2010 - 2011. She was a Guest Artist at the Cove Gallery in Laguna Beach in May 2010. Her artwork can be seen in the 2011 award-winning short film, “Hard to Come By.” Celene was a Guest Artist at the Sanctuary Creative Arts gallery in San Juan Capistrano during the summer months of 2012. In August of 2012, she donated a very special piece by the name of “Proud to Be Pink” to the Susan G. Komen foundation for the San Diego branch office.
Her artwork has been exhibited at the Wells Fargo building in Laguna Beach in the Summer of 2012 & 2013, an exhibition formed by the California Art Project. She has been an artist for the Winter Fantasy at the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach in 2012, 2013 & 2015. Celene has been a proud member of the Southern California Artist Association (SCA) since 2012. In 2017, under the instruction of Tom Brown she learned to use the medium of oils.
Celene's artwork is considered to be "soothing" by many and are in commercial and residential collections throughout San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles counties.