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Welcome to my art site. I have a wide range of interests all inspired by the natural world.  During my process, I use various types of media from photography, acrylic paint, oil paint, and natural materials in my jewelry in order to capture the beauty of nature.

About

Growing up, I enjoyed both nature and art. I loved playing outside in the dirt and grass, working with animals, and swimming in the lake. In my art today, I strive to capture the emotional aspect of nature. For me, art is not about photo-realistic ideologies, but about the emotional process. How can I allow people to feel how I feel about this subject?

In my work, I use colors, texture, and blending to achieve my finished product. For my Water pieces, I want it to feel like you are under water looking up at the surface with the sun shining through the water. Being underwater is so quiet and peaceful that I wanted my painting to have a similar effect. In my Flower pieces, I want to capture the depth of the petals. The growth of a plant is difficult work, requiring resources to produce one flower. I try to capture the struggle of the plant and triumph of finally having a beautiful blossom.

Mediums used are a combination of acrylic paint and oil paint. I start with an under-painting of yellow ocre or burnt sienna, depending on the tone of the piece. This gives the final piece depth and a more three-dimensional feel. For the most part, I use artist brushes, but I also enjoy using recycled materials such as paper towels, used gift cards, sticks, cellophane, pallet knives, and any other material I can find at the time.

My approach to art is my own, and I enjoy creating pieces and sharing them with others. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy creating them.

Available Paintings

Miss Chelonia Mydas

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Chelsea Herrod, "Miss Chelonia Mydas," Acrylic on Canvas, 16" H x 20" W, Painting # 2015.01

Welcome to my art site. I have a wide range of interests all inspired by the natural world.  During my process, I use various types of media from photography, acrylic paint, oil paint, and natural materials in my jewelry in order to capture the beauty of nature.