Born and raised in Philadelphia, studied at Florida State University and moved on to pursue art in California. His style has developed through a combination of influences as he lived in San Diego for three years and currently resides in the city of Los Angeles. He documents his experiences using painting, illustration, graphic design, photography and poetry as a means to spread a message. Live painting is how he fulfills his love of interpreting music, relying on and responding to the improvisation of sound. This form of improvisation through performance has molded his technique, working while producing it in an ever-changing variety of mediums.
Jim Chelius proudly supports "The Tony Hawk Foundation" by donating 2% of his profits.