Born and raised in Essex, Chessie Clear had a keen interest and love for art from a very young age. Drawing and painting throughout her childhood, and going on to study art throughout higher education. Eager to find a career path within the creative world, she went on to study a number of various art forms, from photography to fine art, searching for a medium in which she could expand within, invest her passion and make her own.
Working for a period of time within the artistic and eclectic environement of Camden, Chessie was first introduced to the body mod culture. It's individuality and unusual means of artistic expression held a strong facsination for her. The people she met embraced body modification as a new artform, with the body as a living organic medium. Once she reached 18, her avid facisnation and interest in the tattoo culture had already grown considerably, and getting tattooed was a natural progression. Her personal discovery and interest withing this unusual ever growing culture, opened the gateway to a completely new art world and discovering within it an art form that she was insatiably drawn too.
Starting an apprenticeship shortly, after at a well known and established studio. Chessie worked tirelessly to gain experience, and establish herself as a fantastic, well known artist In her own right. With an eagerness to excell within the industry, Chessie focused on mastering to the best of her ability all of it's distintive styles. Whilst also endeavouring to bring her own style and nuances to each, to make it her own. Now confident and greatly experienced in all styles, Chessie still continues to enjoy and flourish within tattooing. Following and growing with it's ever changing trends ,with an extensive porfolio of styles as a result.
Her fine art background naturally lending itself to the more realistic styles, she holds a strong passion for progress and growth withing her portraitive work. Aside for realism and portraiture she is particularly drawn to the Black work and Neo Traditional styles. Being a long standing fan of horror, the culture of cult movies and the macabre or unusual, these styles give her the creative freedom she loves to work on creating her own unique style.
Through a combination of determination, creativity and yearning for progression, she worked away to create a thriving customer base. Before going on to open this studio, late 2014, Chessie sought for herself an creative, imaginative, and encouraging space, in which to grow as an artist. With clear ideas of the levels of customer service, innovation in work and creative studio atmosphere she knew she wanted to create both for herself and the tattoo collector. The idea of a gallery space an added aspiration from the beginning, as a hub for her to collect, learn and grow within all forms of art and creativity. With the correlation of both the studio and gallery space, as a true home for all individuals ,with a interest and love for art to match hers.
She continues to actively push for improvement,and to nurture her distinctive style and continued growth within this ever changing industry. Eager to constantly be building on her knowledge and ability. Always looking forward to what she can achieve next, with her end goal always being to achieve the best she possibly can.
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