Jul 19, 2014

Back in the USA!

Please contact me for inquiries - chelsearwong@gmail.com

And above, from the sketchbook: Bikini, Fur and Feather Fashionista World

Jul 18, 2014

Offerings at Tiger Temple
Colored pencil, watercolor and sumi ink on paper
12 x 9 inches

I have two new artworks for sale in Honolulu for the Psychedelic Research art show:

Opening: July 19, 6-11pm

Where: The Box Jelly
307 Kamani Street Suite A
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Curated by Moon Collective

Jul 9, 2014

From the sketchbook: Ladies of the world! 

Apr 23, 2014

From the sketchbook: Meditation dream on Earth Day 

Mar 29, 2014

From the sketchbook: Matching in Mandalay, Tea House. There are so many groups of workers in Myanmar wearing matching outfits. I wanted to take photos but I was too shy. I'll just have to remember it in my thoughts. 

Mar 27, 2014

From the sketchbook: Couple in Myanmar wearing longyis, an airy, traditional skirt worn by both men and women. Very practical for the weather, as it was 104 degrees in Mandalay when I left. 

From the sketchbook: Women in Myanmar with big stuff on their head! True story. I love seeing the different varieties of objects they carry. I've seen everything from fruit to dirty dishes, to groceries and bananas.

Mar 6, 2014

I have two works in the Deciphering the Print Printworks Exhibit featuring faculty and alumni from California College of the Arts. 

Feb 4, 2014

From the sketchbook: Running in the Red Temple 

Feb 3, 2014

From the sketchbook: The White Tiger

Feb 2, 2014

From the sketchbook: Beautiful and vibrant dancing women in Chiang Mai, Thailand. 

Dec 29, 2013

Happy end of the year and happy new year! 

My blog has been very quiet for the past couple of months as I have been traveling around Southeast Asia. A month in Vietnam and a month in Cambodia has now brought me into Thailand. I sure miss my mini studio but making art while traveling is pretty good. As soon as I can reach a scanner I will update the blog with sketches from my travels.

I am looking forward to continuing my circle around the world - hopefully making it as far as Europe. To 2014! 

Sep 19, 2013

A commission for Nate and Maggie and baby Charlie. One of the sweetest and most loving couples I know. Happy seven years you two!

Moon Over Maggie
Ink, colored pencil, graphite and acrylic on paper

Sep 1, 2013

Happy Labor Day Weekend! For those who are interested in purchasing original works of art, now is the time! I've finally made an online shop but it will only be up through September 2013. It's a temporary sale.

Here's the link: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChelseaRyokoWong

Spread the word. Tell your friends. PLEASE contact me if you have any questions.

Thanks for checking it out! Have a wonderful week!


Aug 13, 2013

Aug 4, 2013

Don't Send Chelsea to Hell
Sketch in a new old sketch book

Jul 24, 2013

A fun end to this crazy jam-making, zucchini-bread baking, bread kneading weekend.
The real apricot jam recipe can be found here. Which by the way, ended up tasting fantastic.

Jul 4, 2013

Last week Alyssa Block came to my studio to chat and and photograph my work for her new project, Workspace SF. Workspace SF features emerging and mid-career artist workspaces in San Francisco. For any one reading this outside of the United States, San Francisco is a small and beautiful city where it's notoriously hard to find apartments let alone a separate studio space to work in. Workspace SF gives readers the privledge of being able to peek inside the makeshift workspaces, apartments and studios of artists in this city. Check it out!

The framed artwork to the left is by my dear friend Hiromi Maruo. The middle bag is full of my scraps. Both flyers on the left are from cool stores in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo from my trip to Japan.