"Chelsea, you don’t paint pictures, you paint souls."
This quote is one of my favorite ever responses to my work. I love capturing the personality and life within each individual animal I paint.
I am a watercolor painter and illustrator, specializing in custom pet portraits and prints. All original paintings are handmade by me in my home studio.
I received a BFA in Art Education from UIUC in 2008 and completed a year abroad in Fine Arts at Goldsmiths University of London in 2006-07. I've had a lifelong love for creating art, and my grandma taught me watercolors when I was very little.
Exhibitions (includes a combined list of solo, two-person, and group exhibitions):
Renton Art Walk, Renton, WA
Belltown Art Walk, Seattle, WA
· March and April: Belltown Community Center
· July: Sassafras
Ballard Night Out, Seattle, WA
· May: The Leary Traveler with Push/Pull Collective
Swedish MS Center Annual Art Show, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
Private collection, Chicago, IL
Private collection, Seattle, WA
Private collection, Los Angeles, CA
Sassafras - Seattle, WA
Gathered Willow Spring Market - Middlebury, IN
Stay Happy Collective Art for Under $50 - Seattle, WA