Chase’s influences have centered on the styles of post impressionism, cubism, fauvism with aspects of german and abstract expressionism.
“I’m an oil painter through and through. I love the feel, the sensation of oil on canvas. Creating a stimulating assimilation of color, intensity, weight of line and composition that unveil a variety of imagery.”
“Without Art, we are robots without senses, feelings or emotions.
Art is essential to being alive, being real, being human.”
LA BANQUET SERIES
In 2003, while living in Paris, I began to explore and execute a series of still-lifes, and I titled the work the “Banquet Series”. My paintings in this series are a celebration of culture and the harvest of the many countries I have explored. I intend for this series to depict a sense of aesthetic lightness utilizing a neo-fauvist, eclectic palette. The paintings are a moveable feast, encompassing joy.
LES FEMMES SERIES
While living in Paris I began exploring a series of Nudes titled, “Trois Femmes”. The series depicts a sensitivity and celebration of the female figure in aesthetic lightness utilizing a neo-fauvist, eclectic palette, weaving a blanket of color, intensity, line and composition.