Chanse was born running with a pencil in both hands. He has no formal training in any art form but relies a wild imagination and 20 years’ worth of overthought, an inabilty to sleep, and brute force therapy. Once a submariner and later in the microprocessor industry, Chanse now owns and operates the Clored Pencil Cartel Art Studio. Several injuries have since led to several surgeries and disability, and he now finds himself a lucky artist with a wide range of experience to fuel his already wild imagination. After a decade and a half of practice with a #2 pencil on every surface, he didn't pick up colored pencils until late 2014 but quickly passed through the realism phase that got him interested in the medium. He is now one of the few, if not the only surrealist artists using primarily colored pencils. Using incredible detail and a myriad of bright colors, he portrays the gray areas of contrast within society. Where words and actions meet feelings and contrasting belief structures, he mirrors the pain and beauty of existence to depict the harshest truths of life as he sees it with a surprisingly cohesive use of opposing ideas.