MAURO CELOTTI was born in a small village near Venice, Italy. At age fifteen, His family moved to South Africa where he continued to live for thirty years before moving to Canada. in south Africa, Mauro attended the Ruth Prouse College of Art, majoring in Photography and Graphic Art. in addition to his education at the Ruth Prouse college, he studied drawing and art history at UNISA. Mauro was later educated in the art of silk screening at the University of Cape Town.
In 1984 he started his own advertising photography studio in which he ran very successfully for 18 years concurrently, he began a digital printing business, and was involved in the design and digital production of art works and billboard- sized prints. throughout this time he won over 35 awards, including Gold, Silver & Bronze awards in the Advertising and Digital industries.
In 2001, mauro and his family decided to make a new start in Vancouver.
Art has always been MAURO’S passion and he has worked in many mediums including Pastels, Airbrush, Acrylics, Silk-screening, Metal and Wood sculpture, Digital Art, Mixed Media and Oils. Mauro's joy of art is clearly visible through his work. ”I cannot describe the feeling of happiness I get when I am in my studio painting and listening to good music.” he now takes great pleasure working in Oils, Acrylics, Mixed Media and not forgetting Photography, Digital Art and Jewellery Design.