Chelsea Gustafsson (going by the name Chelsgus on RB) has a talent for blending two or more elements in a kind of artistic alchemy that results in some serious eye candy.
The artist lives in beautiful Barwon Heads, Victoria, Australia and has enjoyed creating things as long as she can remember. Her work is as innovative as it is entertaining, colorful and diverse, including a variety of media from photography, typography and painting. The influence of the surrounding ocean is also clear in Chelsgus’ work. In addition to oil paintings featuring whales, swimmers and sharks, you’ll also find some stunning photography, including surfers on some of the world’s most celebrated breaks …Only, thanks to the magic of the tilt shift effect, they appear to be about half an inch tall. (There’s that alchemy thing again.)
Recently, the artist has been cross-breeding embroidery with oil painting – with some stunning results. Check out her “Oil and Embroidery” series for some great juxtapositions. Chelsea studied Visual and Graphic Arts in Melbourne and Geelong. Here, she met some wonderful mentors, who helped her find her way to this clever and colorful chemistry.
This is the eighth in a series of artist features on the RedBubble blog. As the readership for the blog grows beyond the virtual walls of RedBubble, we’re always looking for opportunities to promote artists and encourage more eyeballs to take a wander through the RedBubble hallways. We aim to write posts that show off the best the RedBubble community has to offer, that engage and entertain artists – both on RedBubble and beyond – and appeal to art and design lovers far and wide. If you’re scratching your head, wondering if there’s some method to the madness or if this is an elaborate experiment involving monkeys and typewriters, you’ll find a more information here.
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