Artist: Chelsea Blecha
Exhibition: Mixed Aesthetic
Media: Watercolor, Color Pencil, Acrylic on Wood, Ink on Paper
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery West
Chelsea Blecha is a soon-to-be graduate student from California State University, Long Beach Illustration Program. She has been a part of the 49ers family for six years and has enjoyed every minute of it. She has been a part of the art community since a youngster because of her mother who graduated from CSULB. Her mother is now a visual designer for Nordstrom. Something that inspires Chelsea is inspired by the places that she has visit such as San Francisco. She mentions that San Fran is somewhere that she loves the most and a great place to visit. This is where most of her art is inspired from
Blecha’s pieces are very expressive through the vibrant colors that she uses such as the dark pinks and the light greens. The media that she uses on the skateboard was very detailed with the acrylic paint and the brushed lines. On her sketch of San Francisco realistic with detailed lines as if it was for construction blueprint. Through her her fluid lines it expresses many emotions through the sensory in the different paintings such as the beach and the painting of the winds of flowers. Many of these details give a realistic view on her creations.
Most of Blecha is concepts show a creation of a storyboard of real life and animation combined. Throughout her life she wanted to work for PixAr’s animation so the story lines that she is recreating is scenes from the movie “The Breakfast at Tiffany”. As a career vision she understands that working for companies and creating storylines will benefit her goals in the entertainment business of animation.
Chelsea is a great person with a create future ahead of her. Many of her pieces resemble real life views and I respect any artist that can really resemble views. I am excited for Chelsea and the big things that she will do in her time after graduation! Her art is amazing so to check out more of her work, check out her website: