about chelz franzer

artist • illustrator • instructor

Welcome I’m Chelz Franzer – a passionate acrylic artist on a mission to make the world a more colorful place.

I’m a Southern California freelance artist and illustrator. Painting pet portraits is my specialty but I can create whatever your heart desires with my vibrant color palette. I even instruct private art lessons and have my own mobile painting party business: The Paint Sesh. Living & creating colorfully is who I am.

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

Choose Chelz Franzer for all your creative needs:

my artistic journey

Ever since I picked up a crayon, I knew I was destined for a creative life larger than what I was given in my lil’ village I grew up in Ohio. After I graduated high school, I trusted my intuition & decided to go to an art school in Pennsylvania where I received my Associate Degree in Digital Illustration. The next thing I knew I was in Louisiana working as a graphic designer, but I couldn’t help but feel like I was missing something. So I decided to head out to the west coast of sunny Southern California, where dreams happen. Full-time graphic artist by day & a part-time art instructor by night. Having a steady desk job was great, as well as instructing painting classes for a paint and sip company but I knew I wanted something more and that I helped built from nothing.

 

what I do now

I decided to take the plunge in starting my own mobile painting party business: The Paint Sesh (with the help of my lovely, talented boyfriend, Chris. #PowerCouple). By instructing my painting classes I am able to network and freelance as an artist/illustrator creating colorfully with Chelzart. I’m always looking for new ways of keeping my vision alive. Going on photography adventures, is another way I get to express myself through art. Whether I’m behind a camera, canvas, or computer I am genuinely happy doing what I love: BEING CREATIVE! Art is a way of life for me… art is my life.

 

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. Whether its a custom art pet portrait, logo design, or one-on-one art lessons, I’m here for here for you. So why not create something beautiful together? Connect with me and let’s collaborate. (Or if you need a little reassurance, see what my previous clients/customers had to say about my work.)

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what inspires me?

What inspires me the most as an artist is the world surrounded by me. The skies, nature, beaches, creatures…everything and anything. The world can be such a beautiful place if you view it at the right perspective. 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. Living & creating colorfully is who I am. – xoxo Chelz Franzer

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