Catholic Illustration

As a practicing Roman Catholic, Cella has a special devotion of expressing her faith with her artistic talent. In 2018, she began creating and selling her own Catholic greeting cards online that contained both her painterly style as well as her memento mori sense of humor. In 2020, she began to develop her unique style of iconography, incorporating prints of her original work, collaged materials, and hand-painted designs.

Today, her cards, icons, and more are now available for purchase in her online shop or in person at the various local craft fairs she attends during the holiday season.

“Our Mother’s Gentle Kiss” is one of Cella's original images, inspired by the style of Gustav Klimt's "The Kiss" and based off of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Medium: Watercolor and gouache.

Our Lady of Częstochowa (otherwise known as "The Black Madonna") and St. Olga of Kyiv. Medium: Gouache and watercolor.

St. Dymphna. Medium: Watercolor and gouache.

St. Catherine of Siena. Medium: Watercolor, gouache, other.

St. Pio, popularly known as Padre Pio, before his canonization.
Medium: Watercolor, gouache, and Micronpen.

St. Brigid. Medium: Watercolor.

St. Joachim and St. Ann, Mary's parents.
Medium: Watercolor - text added in Adobe Photoshop.

Our Lady of Atonement.
Medium: Watercolor and gouache.

An illustration of St. Elizabeth and Mary greeting one another (the second Joyful Mystery, "The Visitation").
Medium: Watercolor and gouache.

A depiction of a found-family under the mantle of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Medium: Colored pencil and watercolor.

Notre Dame Delle Terre, or Our Mother of the Earth, is one of Cella's original images of Mary.
Medium: Watercolor and gouache.

Sleeping St. Joseph. Medium: Watercolor.

Madonna and Child. Mediums: Watercolor and Clip Studio Paint.

Medium: Watercolor and gouache.