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Chelsea Herron B. 1990
Chelsea Herron
B. 1990
Hella Fine
Charcoal and pastel on paper
12 x 9 inches
Chelsea Herron
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City
Ella Fine and Estella Sweet are two very talented drag queens that I had the honor of modeling for me. I have a great respect for their work because drag is a form of art often delving into self expression, self exploration, and/or making cultural statements. Getting into drag requires hours of expert make-up skills, alluring wigs, and glamorous costumes to create the illusion of the opposite sex. After completing the entire look drag queens commonly provide entertainment by singing or dancing at many different venues such as gay pride parades, cabarets, or private events. My drawings are a reflection of the admiration I have of their self expression.

Chelsea Herron was born in a small town in Northeastern Pennsylvania, she did not have many children to play with, which helped her discover her passion for the arts. Staying inside most days she created and challenged herself to become a better artist. Frequently hearing the phrase “do what you love”, she decided at a young age that she would someday become a professional artist.

After high school Chelsea continued her education at Luzerne County Community College where she graduated with high honors with a degree in Painting and Illustration. It was there that she discovered her passion of representational painting. Following her studies at the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design she returned home to immerse herself in the Ani Art Academies Waichulis curriculum. Chelsea finds herself inspired everyday by the talent she is surrounded with in the studio and is eager to see where her education will lead her.



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