Artist Biography


"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

Creative Action Network

Gathered Willow Spring Market - Middlebury, IN

Stay Happy Collective Art for Under $50 - Seattle, WA