We had the good fortune of connecting with Chantel Webb and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chantel, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I’ve always had a love for art. Growing up an only child, I always found myself drawing different things not even realizing that it was art, it just came naturally. I always loved those little science projects in grade school cause I got to showcase my creativity. Art was always my favorite class throughout all my school years. In high school, I was in cosmetology were I began a love for makeup, which in my eye is another form of art. I used my face as an canvas and loved playing with colors however during this pandemic, I didn’t want to risk getting the virus so I had to put that career on pause for the time being. So I went back to painting, I wanted to seal a painting with resin and while I was looking up how to properly use resin I discovered a new hobby, basically on accident.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My art is full of vibrant colors, glitter and sometimes musically inspired. I feel like my art is set apart from others, simply for the fact that I made it. I create things out of the ordinary in my opinion, I have yet to come across another resin artist that has the same style as me. I am very proud of my Houston aesthetic tray, well all my trays are designed collages made by me but the Houston one is my favorite as well as my best seller. I’m extremely excited to launch my Halloween collection, Halloween is my favorite holiday and I’m so excited for the creations I have in mind. I feel like I’m just starting but it’s going well. I hope to keep growing my small business everyday. Some days aren’t easy but I always have to remind myself that nothing comes easy, if I really want something I have to keep pushing. I’ve learned that patience is key and stop comparing myself to other artists cause I can get ahead of myself. I want the world to know that I’m just a young recent college graduate that wants to reach every state on the map. I want people to know that this is my passion. In a way, my brand is my therapy. In 2017, I was going through a hard dark time then on top of that I unexpectedly lost my father. I feel that keeping myself busy takes my mind off grieving. He was always supported of anything I did or was passion about, I know just he would be proud.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would definitely take that to Seoulside wings, technically it’s not in the city but on the northside of Houston. They serve the best korean fried chicken wings, hands down, one of my favorite places. For sure, I would recommend the Museum of Fine arts-Houston, simply cause I love art especially Van gogh. I would also ride around the downtown area or second ward area of Houston for the amazing graffiti art of local artists.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
First and foremost, I would like to thank Trulius Jolivet for even thinking about me and my brand while she was doing her interview. I really appreciate that! I also would like to that my immediate family as well as my bestfriend Kai, for always believing in me and inspiring me to keep pushing towards my goals with my career. I know sometimes I do have my doubts and get overwhelmed with ideas where I just feel like giving up but they are ALWAYS the ones who give me that extra push when needed. Lastly, I would like to thank ALL the people that support me, whether it’s a simple share on social media, telling a friend about my work, or even purchasing my art. I really from the bottom of my heart appreciate EVERY order. It brings me to complete joy that a piece of me, something I worked so hard on is in the home of someone else, it truly means alot!