Chelsea Beaudrie is a self-taught artist born and raised in Windsor, Canada and currently residing in the Pacific Northwest. Her work speaks through layered color, expressive lines, malleable textures and various formulated shapes that invite the viewer to experience a mutually shared vision of the artist's world.
I had spent most of my life with a feeling of holding back by staying confined within the lines and worrying about making the right mark in the world that surrounds me. My discovery of painting in the summer of 2020 released those preconceived notions. I begin each painting by closing my eyes, making marks, being influenced by the music in my studio, the emotions I'm feeling in the moment and the many things that consume my mind. Each painting is my unfiltered voice, expressing a feeling, an experience and speaking an untold story. These stories provide the viewer varying dimensions for individual interpretation. My use of texture, marks and color is my expression of passion, anger, joy and confusion – some of the many emotions we, as humans, often experience but struggle to adequately express. I'm intrigued and inspired by human behavior. My work is often influenced by social injustices, witnessed interactions within our global cultural environment and personal experiences.