Celeste Graham is the manager of the Purple Easel Gallery and the one who had the dream to make it a reality.
Celeste has lived in the Salmon area for over 30 years. She began creating art while in grade school. While raising her family, she began capturing the beauty of the Salmon area on paper and canvas. She has studied under Barbara Peets as well as taking various workshops on watercolor and oil techniques. Her main focus when painting landscapes is to share the feelings she experiences in the calm of the area mountains. She uses a variety of media, including pencil, charcoal, pen & ink, watercolor and oils.
After graduating with a degree in graphic design in 2007, she opened a design business called, “A Fine Line, Art and Design by
Celeste.” One of her dreams was to support and promote local artistic talents. To fulfill her dream, she opened the Purple Easel Gallery in May 2008. The gallery consists of over 50 artists in a variety of mediums who have created a diverse collection of artistic works.