by Chelz Franzer

about me

I’m Chelsea, you can call me Chelz.

I’m a professional artist and creative entrepreneur in Southern California.  Painting with acrylic paints is my specialty. I love creating beautiful artwork with my vibrant color palette.

The world is only as colorful as the paint that you allow on your palette.”   -Anna Hardy

When I’m not painting, I’m illustrating, instructing art classes, or being a lady boss for The Paint Sesh. Whether I’m behind a computer, canvas, or microphone I am genuinely happy doing what I love! Living & creating colorfully is who I am. I’m here for all your creative needs. Find out more about my services.

color enthusiast


crazy plant lady

wannabe dj

free spirit

dog mom

Small Town to Big Dreams

Ever since I picked up a crayon, I knew I was destined for a creative life larger than what I was given in my little village of St. Henry, Ohio. (Fun Fact: My dream as a child was to move to California.) After high school, I trusted my intuition and went to an art school in Pennsylvania. While in school I was fortunate enough to take a lot of different art classes, which was when I discovered my love of painting.

After I received a degree in Digitial Illustration I wanted to continue to spread my wings. My next home was Louisiana where I worked as a Graphic Artist. I wanted to continue my creative exploration so I decided to head out west to California and finally pursue my childhood dreams! 

Lady Bossin’

While in sunny SoCal, I worked for several years as a graphic designer and painting instructor for a big name Paint and Sip company. Which is when I found my true calling of teaching people how to paint and be creative. decided to take the plunge and start MY OWN painting event business: The Paint Sesh.

Owning The Paint Sesh gave me the platform I needed to meet other individuals who like my art. I now have a flexible schedule to work on my personal art for Chelzart to help it grow. Art is a way of life for me… Art is my life.

my inspiration

What inspires me the most as an artist is life. There is too much dark, negative things in this life already. Which is why I wanted to start creating through my eyes, my perspective which consists of bright, fun colors that you can’t help but make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. The world can be such a beautiful place if you view it at the right perspective.


let’s collaborate

Getting to see rewarding smiles on the faces of those whom I help accomplish their creative vision, are the kind of vibes I live by. If you want to know more about Chelzart I’d love to connect. Whether it’s a custom art pet portrait, or one-on-one art lessons, I’m here for here for you. So why not create something beautiful together? Contact me and let’s collaborate. I reside in Riverside, California but I can come meet you! 

Maybe you need a little reassurance, see what my previous clients/customers had to say about my work.