Chelsea's inspiration is the small, often unnoticed details which make up everyday life: "Chimney smoke, burnished gold, patterns under peeling paint, lines of desire, the phases of the moon, the coast and changes in the seasons. Chelsea's work has been described as a wonderful juxtaposition of texture and colour, an affirmation of the beauty of life”.
Chelsea was born in England (b. 1971) in Lyme Regis and trained at Chelsea School of Art. Chelsea uses a technique in her paintings employed by the Dutch Old Masters in which successive layers of oil paint and gold, silver or copper leaf -20 inall -are applied to linen and then rubbed or scoured to create rich textural effects. Moon, Leaves and weather elements infulence her paintings.