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Chelsea James  Salt Lake City, UT

'Studio B'

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About Chelsea

Chelsea James paints as a form of study—of existence, spirit, environment, and experiences. She chooses subjects that evoke childhood memories. Through this interaction, she hopes to increase the visual interest of objects that are not inherently meaningful to anybody.

Her landscapes are comprised from drawings, pictures, studies and memories, whereas the interiors are mostly perceptual, and rely in only a small part on memory or studies.

James starts out with a loose drawing, generalized areas highlighted with simple patches of color. She then adds random marks which she refers to ‘deliberate mistakes.’ These require her to react and work towards a new resolution.

She is intrigued by perceptible color, in all its nuance, but her aim is to interpret rather than replicate. She also believes that remnants from the process should remain visible in the final product.

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"It seems somewhat structured as in real life, but while being in a dream state of mind. Your`e the one in the fish bowl here looking outside the glass."

"love it, so emaotional and the artist has captured the 3d effect :)"

"Doors are emotional things, maybe just when they're closed like these are. In this old building particularly and with the doors mismatched, this painting holds an attraction and a sense of possible distress. I like the painting very much."

"I love both of these paintings. They capture a kind beauty that transcends the subject matter while embracing it at the same time."

"interesting! love it!"

"Well done, great lighting! But why would I want this art besides my wall shelves?"

"I love the use of the shadows, not making them muddy or dreary... the shadows have so much light and life in them.Are these paintings done in oils? Are they watercolors?I did not see any information on the medium used. Where do I go to find out?"

"Yes! Very appealing and evocative..."

"the use of blues is very peacefull but striking love the use of mundane regularly overlooked subjects"

"Very interesting; I can match both with actual memories. that's very cool!"

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