Chelsea Paulus was born and raised in Chandler, Arizona and moved to San Diego in 2015 after backpacking around the world and living overseas. From a young age, Chelsea loved illustration and found passion in many art forms which has since, helped fuel her inspiration to create. With the desire to further her skillsets from illustration to realism and other styles, Chelsea has studied independently at the Art Academy of San Diego and the University of California San Diego Extension.
With her most passionate medium, Chelsea uses lighting techniques and tools to create powerful and dramatic works on scratchboard; creating the subjects as though they are emerging from or fading into dark. Her main subject focus is on animals which stems from her upmost love for the earth and the beauty animals bring to it, along with a profound passion for creating works of women with elements that further provoke their beauty and emotion.
Chelsea has shown her work through ArtWalk San Diego, Hanalei Artworks, Gallery 21, The Studio Door, Off Track Gallery, and will expand to other local galleries and exhibitions in the near future to showcase the unique medium and continue to pursue to her ambition as an artist – to ignite emotion in those who view her art.