Celese The Artist was born from the heart of her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for art. In her earlier years, she worked multiple jobs, raised a child alone, re-enrolled in school AND created the most highly sought after face painting company in Portland, Mystique's Fancy Faces. Celese launched her face painting business in 2011, became a first generation college graduate, obtaining her degree in Art, in 2017, and continues to create new innovative ventures.
In 2019, she was coined as “Portland’s #1 Face Painting Service”, with a team of 10+ artists, over 150 contracted events per year, big name clients such as Nike and the Portland Trailblazers, and even working on her first projects with Disney and Netflix. Mystique’s Fancy Faces now holds annual contracts with the Portland Timbers and the Oregon Zoo with a team of 11 artists! She continues to pursue her passion in art through multiple avenues, while also educating and empowering others through her example of entrepreneurism and perseverance. Celese owes the elevation of her business to Mercy Corp Northwest Womens’ Business Center, where she took business classes and earned a grant which would fund her start-up. Due to her achievements and her desire to give back to the community, she now serves on their Advisory Board.
"CELESE WAS SUCH A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH! VERY RELATABLE AND EXPERIENCED"
"I'M VERY HAPPY WITH THE WEBSITE CELESE REVAMPED; IT WAS LIFE CHANGING"
"CELESE'S EXPERTISE AS AN ACTUAL ENTREPRENEUR REALLY CHANGED MY PERSPECTIVE ON HOW I USE TECHNOLOGY IN MY BUSINESS"