Chanelle Jefferson is a born and bred Nova Scotian artist raised on fresh seafood, and leafy greens. She displayed an early passion for the arts that led her to study International Baccalaureate (IB) art classes in high school and pursue visual arts workshops in her free time. She currently works as an illustrator, painter, and photographer, while operating her business where she sells and distributes her works.
While she may be a small-town artist, Chanelle has experienced life in various parts of the world: from backpacking in Western Europe and boating across the Mediterranean, to road tripping across Canada and living in the creative centre of Montréal, Quebec where she studies Studio Arts and Environmental Science at Concordia University. Chanelle has received many opportunities, honours and awards that attest to her widespread creative talent.
During the summer months, Chanelle can be found selling her artworks throughout communities and farmers markets in Nova Scotia, working in and alongside creative organizations, or relaxing oceanside with friends and family.
2016 International Baccalaureate, Visual Arts
In-progress Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Arts Major, Concordia University, Montréal.
2016 Howard Shankle Art Award | Bursary
2019 FASA Individual | Special Project Grant