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Chelsea says each of her portraits is a self-portrait. It’s something she’s only just realised. “There’s a deeper meaning to my portraiture,” the Adelaide artist says, “and I didn’t see it for a long time.”
While her artwork is digital, using textured paper and her own brushes – “many created from scanned images of paint splatters created myself” – there’s a traditional feel underpinning her work.
“My inspirations definitely stem from a love of romance, femininity, empowerment and emotion,” Chelsea says. “Makeup, celebrities and fashion design are also huge influences in my creative process.”
Petal s & thorns “Even if love is full of thorns, I still embrace it. I know that in between those thorns, there’s a rose that’s worth all the pain. This is the most fragile portrait I’ve drawn and yet one with the least number of colours. I felt inspired by the time Lana Del Rey was wearing all those flower headbands.”
Lathander’s Light “This is my character, Skye, from when I used to play D&D (shhhhh!). She was a really cool bard and followed the deity Lathander. In this moment, she’s worshipping the sun.”
3 Fall ing to pieces “Inspired by the lyrics of the song by David Guetta featuring Sia – ‘You loved me and I froze in time, hungry for that flesh of mine’ – this portrait is as delicate as it‘s strong. I pushed my boundaries by attempting to draw an animal here.”