Artist & Picture Framer
Chloe Elliott Schmid
I love to paint. Being creative is my main drive, I think about painting and creating all the time. I have always wanted to be an artist.
I love the feeling you get when you are outdoors in the woods or looking at the magical mix the sea, sky and land create. You know that feeling when you are just amazed at the natural beauty around you. The sense of joy, happiness, wonder, awe, peace… the emotions these places evoke - I try to paint something that shows those emotions and feelings a place or person can bring.
I paint in oils on canvas or boards, I love to paint woodland and coastal scenes and portraiture in realistic and illustrative styles.
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A bit of my story - I have worked for over 10 years as a picture framer before I accepted that I really wanted to be one of those creating the pictures I was working with and not just the one putting the frames around the glorious things.
After studying Art & Design at school (and achieving A*) my first job was in an art supply shop (heaven!), while there I was able to paint in the shop and it was there that I sold my first ever painting and got my first commissions. What a thrill! There I painted and sold a hand-full more including a couple of commissions. I then moved on to working in an art gallery, which gave me invaluable experience. A few years later I was lucky enough to get to work at a picture framing studio and when this closed down I wanted to carry on so started my own picture framing business.
I have painted for as long as I can remember, but not often enough. After a fair few years not producing art to hang on walls, in 2018 I decided to damn well get on with it, and finally produce some art (and stop criticising myself about it) to keep developing, creating, learning and stop telling myself I couldn't do it. I have always wanted to be an artist, so I had to consider why wasn't I one yet?
I do hope you enjoy my work.