Has been painting since the tender age of eight, three years after the failure of a school levy in his community. There was no kindergarten that year and his mother knew that the only way to keep a young child satisfied was to keep him busy with new challenges. Mom gave him the colored comic strips out of the Sunday News and some precious blank white paper to trace and practice copying and coloring such characters as “Lil Abner”, “Daisy” and “The Phantom”. In the next few years, as luck would have it the small neighborhood elementary school would offer an art program for those youth that missed out on Kindergarten classes. Ever since his exposure to his first elementary school art program, Chaz has been amazing viewers with his talent ever since.
Later in his years as a teen, Chaz was exposed to the New York Art Scene and Museums such as the metro which inspired his desire to fine tune a unique style inspired by such artist as Pieter Brueghel, Hieronymus Bosch, Rembrandt, Francisco Goya, and Norman Rockwell.
Attending Burnley School of Art and Seattle Community College for commercial illustration allowed Chaz the opportunity to explore the marketability of his creative indulgences.
So far there has been no private public showings and he remains unknown due to a desire for privacy and anonyminity, even so he has produced and mass marketed a variety of illustrated cookie tins designed with a Victorian theme, sold throughout the United States. Chaz is accredited of introducing the first “Afro-American” Cookie Tin and the first “Seattle Rain Cookie Tin“, along with a “Hispanic”, “Sweetheart” and “Dog” Tin.
Chaz has also worked for the Anchorage Daily News as an editorial artist, layout artist and illustrator. As an Editorial illustrator, Chaz was exposed to liberal political views which are highly influential in the subject matter of his paintings today.
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