“Left Pebble Studio is owned and operated by me, Chelsea Stephen (aka Lefty). I am a freelance illustrator living in Portland, Oregon. As a former fisheries biologist, my approach to image making is exploratory and research based - I literally geek out researching the best concepts to satisfy a creative itch. My background in research continues to assist me in creating evocative conceptual imagery in response to basic creative briefs; no pebble left unturned. I loved traveling, so my studio fits into a briefcase, and it goes where I go. Porch decks, retro trailers, and coffee shops are among my favorite places to post up and get to work.
Nice to meet you!
And now you’re probably wondering: “ Why Left Pebble?”
As a kid I was always intrigued by the very haunting story of Hansel and Gretel (great story for children? Sure, why not). As an artist, I find this story to be all the more riveting because, to be frank, I sometimes feel like someone who was taken out into the woods and left to die. Times like that, It takes looking at my art work as a trail of carefully worn pebbles left on a path that is charging me onward rather than calling me back; reminding me I’m not lost...or left for dead. The past is back there, the future is somewhere over yonder, and here I am in between, smoothing charming pebbles. And should I happen upon a house made of candy? Well, I’m nobody’s fool (sweet tooth be damned).
Oh and yes, I am in fact left-handed. ”
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