Miller IDS is proud to announce our May 2018 Artist of the Month: Chelsea M. Phillips with her piece “Mediation Tree.” As the child of parents in the military, Chelsea feels strongly about calling Austin home. She has formed deep-roots in the heart of the lone star state and has established herself as an artist, a mother, and an entrepreneur of her own business, Tiny Tails to You!. A graduate of the University of Texas with a degree in political science, Chelsea honed her skills as an artist through classes at Austin Community College.
“Meditation Tree” is the result of Chelsea’s greater inspirations: the people, animals, and plants that surround her. She notes that in her images, she seeks to combine people and nature to express a deeper connection to the world around us. Chelsea notes that “Frequently, my own emotions and experiences are expressed in my art, which I use as a form of meditation.”
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Miller IDS is proud to highlight a piece focusing on the practice of mediation. With this piece and through her other pieces, Chelsea emphasizes the practice using her art as a form of meditation. She states that making art helps her deal with periods of anxiety and stress, “the slow, creative process of painting and drawing allows me to become present and in touch with my emotions.”
Art is an expression that allows Chelsea to feel both more grounded and fulfilled. Chelsea’s piece as well as a small biography will be hung in both Miller IDS locations until early June.
We love hearing positive feedback from the artists who trust Miller IDS with scanning, archiving, and reproducing their pieces. Thank you to Chelsea for this glowing recommendation of our Fine Art Expert, Dana Burton: “Dana and Miller IDS have been amazing to work with. Dana’s ability to match the colors in my original art on the prints people order is spot-on. Dana always works with me to meet my deadlines and is so kind and easy to work with. It makes my day every time I visit or pick something up from Miller IDS, their entire staff is so helpful and fun to talk to. I wouldn’t go anywhere else for print work!”
You can find more of Chelsea’s work at her website and on her Instagram at @C.Philly.