Chad Houtz Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Chad Houtz
Live in: Anacortes, Washington, United States
Artworks for sale: 7.00
Chad Houtz Artist Bio:
It's all about the experience, the process of expressing the visual world around you. Many times the stronger that experience, the more powerful the visual impact personally, the stronger the work of art at its finish. The physical act of painting each experience, temporary as it may be, is just the climax. But journey toward that wonderful state Henri alludes to, far from being temporary, is what an artist does every waking minute of their life. Constantly looking, observing, waiting for the visual stimulation that gives one child like wonder, or evokes a mood or feeling. That emotion so powerful you have no choice but to express it visually. To interpret, to explain, to relive thru the process of creative interpretations... Just so much to explore and experience, how could I not be an artist...? I see the world through the protean lens of pattern, texture and rhythm. The vehicle which drives my visual vagaries to the material is, of course, technique. Which I never tire of tuning and sharpening. And the warm embrace I rely on to hold it all together is organic form. Which I define as: works essential balance and architecture originate from the subject and materials used in contrast to mechanical or artificial blind rules of composition. To some I might be described as self-taught, if such a thing existed. But in reality I owe my education to a host of influences not the least of which are the many summers growing up I spent studying art at my Grandmothers kitchen table. My time studying traditional oil painting at the Prof. M Biagini Atelier in Firenze was very influential as well. And countless other teachers, both living and dead, both intentional and coincidental.