Full name

Cella Mahoney




New Jersey


Cella brings stories of others and her own to life in the quirky way she writes and paints emotions, color relationships, and lines.


Passionate about children's book illustration and story-telling, Cella is a whimsical watercolorist that brings emotions to life with color and character. She loves swing dancing, nerding out about linguistics, and reading the biographies of unusual canonized Catholic saints. You can find Cella and her spouse in the central New Jersey area exploring less-visited beaches, playing music at the Coffee House in Edison, and hosting events for the South Amboy/Sayreville Catholic Young Adult Group.

Cella's greeting cards and icons are for sale in her online shop, cellabellailluminations.com as well as at occasional local craft fairs.

Follow her on Instagram @cellabella_illustration for all of her doodles and updates!

Pictured in cover photo: Cella's husband, Cella, and Cella's mom at Summer Moon Coffee in Austin, TX, Cella's hometown.



Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY · 08/2012 – 05/2016