We don’t realise how many incredibly talented and creative souls that share the same town/city/state as us. I came across Chloe R Everett’s instagram (@honey.possum) and I was overwhelmed by the raw talent. There is something so freeing about her work, the raw edges, and textured brush patterns, it isn’t pristine and fine lined and that’s what I love most about it. As someone who is overcome by perfectionism and anxiety, the illusion of creating in a carefree way gives me comfort and inspires me to let go a little more.
Chloe recently had her first commission since delving deeper into her art journey with Fanny Adams Vintage—taking denim jackets and gracing their backs with her artwork—and there is only more projects from her to come!
I got together with Chloe a couple weeks back and she was kind enough to indulge me as I took some photos of her work space as she told me a little snippet of her art story.
“I would say I’ve always been doing art, it’s kind of the thing i’ve always been consistently good at throughout any kind of schooling, it became a thing where people said ‘oh Chloe’s the art person’. I mean, I always knew that I don’t want to do something that’s conventional—you know—when it gets to later education, to year twelve and eleven, you’re just like ‘oh what do I do?’ and I naturally fell into wanting to do art, to get better at it and take it more seriously. I’ve only recently actually started completing finalised artworks. I’ve done a lot of trash, just a lot of unfinished, incomplete stuff throughout my entire life and it’s only been the last two years that I’ve been approaching my art with a more fine-tuned mindset, and a kind of completion mindset, with the idea that they are actually worth something and that its valuable—more to myself than anything. And so, it’s been a very independent art journey. It’s only now that I’ve been able to do interactive projects, like with Fanny Adams and with my Drag Queen project, and it’s only now that I’ve decided to take myself more seriously and continue this self development.