My name is Chelsea Lowe and I am a freelance designer and illustrator located in East Tennessee. I paint everything from creepy horror characters to beautiful endangered animals. Want to hire me for a project? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Like most artists, I’ve been drawing since I was a kid and I knew early on that I wanted to pursue a career in the visual arts. Throughout my education, I experimented with several art forms such as fine art, print design, and even web design. By the time I graduated, I realized that my ultimate love was illustration. In 2014, I graduated with a B.S. degree in Digital Media from East Tennessee State University. (Go Bucs!) Since then I have taken on various projects as a freelancer. These have included websites for small businesses and Bluegrass bands, book covers for independent authors, a children’s book, and commissioned portraits.
In 2016, I started traveling to different comic book/pop culture conventions in an effort to promote my work. As a result, I have made some fantastic connections. In October 2016, I had the pleasure of meeting Anthony Michael Hall at Fanboy Expo. Impressed with my work, he commissioned me to create an illustration that celebrated his career. It’s now a licensed print that’s available at his booth at all the conventions he attends!
In addition to setting up in Artist Alley at conventions, I’ve had my work featured in gallery exhibits and had a piece published in The Thing: Artbook by Printed in Blood.
I have two favorite subjects that I love working with more than anything: pop culture and animals. I love creating art honoring my favorite characters and franchises. I have a wide range of genres that I enjoy working with, but my favorite is probably horror.
When I’m not creating portraits of my favorite characters, then I’m usually drawing or painting animals. Animal-focused political causes and organizations are extremely important to me. So when I can, I use my animal art as a way to raise awareness for their plight – such as expressing the need to stop trophy hunting and poaching.