Chelsea has always been fascinated by the small and overlooked parts of nature, from a childhood spent searching for salamanders under rocks to a lasting obsession with barnacles and lichen. After earning her B.F.A. in printmaking from Maine College of Art, Chelsea spent several years searching for ways to combine her loves of art, nature, and adventure and share them with others. She worked on organic farms and screenprint studios in Maine and Massachusetts, on sightseeing boats in Alaska, and traveled to the Arctic to do outreach for a scientific expedition.
After returning to New England, a series of connections set off by a red eft led Chelsea to Vermont where she received her M.S. from the University of Vermont Field Naturalist and Ecological Planning Program. When not working at her job at a non-profit nature center or making art she can be found hiking, swimming, vegetable gardening, and hanging out with her two pet rabbits.
A hopeless generalist, Chelsea is always experimenting with different mediums and currently works mostly in watercolor, mixed media drawing, and wool.
This website is a work in progress and I hope to have more work up soon, but in the meantime follow me on Instagram @chelseakristin and feel free to reach out through the Contact link above.
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