Thanks for coming to my site. Here I will share all my creative ideas, tips, and to encourage anyone who takes a gander.
My main goal, like any other artist, is to inspire. It takes a lot of drive to finally reach that point as a freelance artist to get off your lazy bum and do something and I have finally figured that part out. I guess I was just scared thinking: what if no one likes my art? what if I put all of my heart and soul into something and nobody cares? There is so much amazing art out there, what makes mine stand out from art you see hung in galleries?
You can ask yourself what if all day long but at the end of the day you have to stop thinking so much what everyone else thinks. The only thing that matters is what you think and how you feel when you pick up that paint brush or when you open a new art board in Illustrator, etc. Be true to who you are and what you believe in because you might just surprise yourself. I know I have.
I grew up in a small village called St. Henry, Ohio. The career goal was basically laid out for you from the get go: graduate high school, go to college, get a bachelors degree, get a job that has nothing to do with your degree, and then work a 9-5 until you retire. Granite, I know thats isn’t always the case and some people to find their dream job and are happy with all the benefits of having a full time job, but I wanted something different for myself.
I wanted to pursue my art. Yup, that’s right I wanted to be an artist. I heard it all too, having everyone roll their eyes at me saying the typical: how are you going to make a living? what about benefits? how are you going to find work? Or my favorite Chelsea, lets be real… you aren’t going to make it as an artist.
Bla, Bla, Bla
I knew I could either work a mediocre job that I would never be truly happy at, and feeling like I was handcuffed to a desk all day long or actually pursue my dream and constantly being challenged and working hard to improve my skill set every day. I get bored easily and I do love a good challenge.
Good thing I am stubborn and I love to prove everyone wrong. So I moved to California (where I wanted to live since I was 10 years old). The art scene is a lot more poppin’ out west. I mean to be honest because west coast is best coast.
Very randomly, I found my new home in Long Beach. Art is very appreciated and encourage in this city. I knew this could very well be the best decision I’ve made. The combination of living by the beach, meeting local artists, and being surrounded by murals downtown, I have never felt more in my element.
Which brings me to creating Chelzart. My own freelance business where I can create anything from a fine art painting to a digital design. I understand it won’t be easy but I know it’s going to be worth it.
So mural of the story is follow your dream, and don’t let anyone else tell you differently!
YOU GOT THIS!