Celina Ballantine, Sea Pattern – Centrifugal Night

  • Celina Ballantine received her training at the Dunedin School of Art and went on to teach at several secondary schools. When she moved from Timaru to Blenheim with her husband in the early 1950s she did some part-time teaching for adult education. Celina Ballantine was a foundation member of the Marlborough Art Society and its first Life Member. She always encouraged keen amateur artists and held critiques of members’ works for the Society.
  • She won awards or was a finalist in several national art competitions, including the National Bank Mural Award from 1964 to 1967, and in 1967 she won the National Bank Colour Award. Celina also held a few solo exhibitions. Her subjects were varied and her works were generally large and very colourful.