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CHRISTIE CHEW-WALLACE
Chicago, Illinois - United States



, Row House Painting, Abstract Landscape, Sold
, Row House Painting, Abstract Landscape, $158
, Row House Painting, Abstract Landscape, Sold

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Artist Statement

ARTIST STATEMENT CHRISTIE CHEW-WALLACE “The only sensible way to regard the art life is that it is a privilege you are willing to pay for.? --Robert Henri I work toward creating a strong, dynamic image. I do so instinctively, and even when attempting “delicate?, the finished artwork results in a strong, “in your face,? work of art. Creating a work of art is a selfish endeavor for me because producing art satisfies my urge to create. Imaginary thought comes easily to me; a blank canvas holds no anxiety or mystery. However, there is always a point during the painting process when deciding “what next?? gets a little tougher, but I like a challenge. Because so many subjects, styles, and mediums interest me it was tough to choose, but in the interest of becoming a mature, understandable artist I chose to focus on abstracts in oils. I also use acrylics, but oils are my first choice. Oil paint can be placed on the canvas very thick without worries of cracking or adhering problems, it easily covers all surfaces and the undercoat leaves a great texture to work on. It is a tough paint, and I like to paint tough. Scratching through the surface, covering other surfaces, uncovering them with a knife or other object, painting white over black, and no problem. Redoing a portion, no problem. I can work freely and furiously without worries. In my early years I painted sunsets, landscapes, green fields, flowers, then moved to the figure...   Read More

Original Artworks (72)

Christie Chew-Wallace; city scene, 2018, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 Very abstract looking landscape city scene painting. Lovely reds and pinks. Texture and so much life. ...
Christie Chew-Wallace
Original Oil Painting, 2018
18 x 18 inches (45.7 x 45.7 cm)
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Christie Chew-Wallace; our planet, 2018, Original Painting Acrylic, 48 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241 This beautiful, mostly green abstract painting was created with the color green in mind. The result brings to mind lush green outdoor landscapes, smells of plant life, birds singing, breeze blowing. Lovely reminders of the beautiful planet we live on. ...
Christie Chew-Wallace
Original Acrylic Painting, 2018
48 x 36 inches (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
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Christie Chew-Wallace; city scene, 2018, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 This piece takes place in any city as the light changes from dark to light or light to dark the buildings change colors. The texture is amazing as are the vivid colors. This piece is framed in a black wood floater approximately 2  deep...
Christie Chew-Wallace
Original Oil Painting, 2018
24 x 20 inches (61.0 x 50.8 cm)
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Christie Chew-Wallace; row house painting, 2018, Original Painting Oil, 10 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 A small painting that packs a punch and adds vibrancy and life to any area in your home. Blue skies and a colorful palette, along with a good amount of texture make this piece a stand out in your home. ...
Christie Chew-Wallace
Original Oil Painting, 2018
10 x 10 inches (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
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Christie Chew-Wallace; row house painting, 2018, Original Painting Oil, 8 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241 This oil painting is a beautiful small piece that would be perfect for a collector s first original piece of art or a seasoned collector s wall space problem ...
Christie Chew-Wallace
Original Oil Painting, 2018
8 x 8 inches (20.3 x 20.3 cm)
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Christie Chew-Wallace; row house painting, 2018, Original Painting Oil, 10 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 A small but extremely textural colorful beautiful piece. Row House paintings is a series I started after a friend of mine thought one of my abstracts I was working on looked like row houses. . . . thats how things get started sometimes :   With a little help from a friend...
Christie Chew-Wallace
Original Oil Painting, 2018
10 x 10 inches (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
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Christie Chew-Wallace; row house painting, 2018, Original Painting Acrylic, 12 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is a brand new piece in my series of Row Houses. A big beautiful old apartment house in Chicago. Painting has texture and some beautiful colors. Purple White Sunnysky...
Christie Chew-Wallace
Original Acrylic Painting, 2018
12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
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Christie Chew-Wallace; stallion, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 40 x 40 inches. Artwork description: 241 I rarely paint horses but when I do. . . . .Stallion, horse, oil painting, square...
Christie Chew-Wallace
Original Oil Painting, 2017
40 x 40 inches (101.6 x 101.6 cm)
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Christie Chew-Wallace; untitled, 2017, Original Painting Acrylic, 48 x 60 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is a one of a kind piece, I have never done anything like this before or since. Its a conundrum :   But so am I. abstract, eye, yellow, bright, large abstract...
Christie Chew-Wallace
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
48 x 60 inches (121.9 x 152.4 cm)
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Christie Chew-Wallace; what surface, 2017, Original Mixed Media, 10 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 This smaller piece reminds me of some planet s surface. I used glitter, oil paint, glazing, ocher, texture...
Christie Chew-Wallace
Original Mixed Media, 2017
10 x 10 inches (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
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Christie Chew-Wallace;  Explosion or Formation, 2017, Original Painting Acrylic, 10 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 This painting is small in size but big in expressionred, pops, abstract small, acrylic...
Christie Chew-Wallace
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
10 x 10 inches (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
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Christie Chew-Wallace; bue depths, 2017, Original Painting Acrylic, 10 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 a beautiful smaller piece of mine. I am doing smaller pieces now along with an entirely new series with a newtheme Stay tunedabstract, small, deep, blue...
Christie Chew-Wallace
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
10 x 10 inches (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
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Christie Chew-Wallace; combustion, 2015, Original Mixed Media, 48 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is a favorite of mine, I love this piece, it has a beautiful frame. gold leaf, abstract, frame, explosion, muted colors, pink, pearlescent, green, gold, white, square...
Christie Chew-Wallace
Original Mixed Media, 2015
48 x 48 inches (121.9 x 121.9 cm)
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Christie Chew-Wallace; grab the happy, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 20 x 40 inches. Artwork description: 241 Oil painting with depth and texture. Yellow, blue, vertical, whimsical, happy, deep, fun...
Christie Chew-Wallace
Original Oil Painting, 2017
20 x 40 inches (50.8 x 101.6 cm)
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Christie Chew-Wallace; A Snake in the Grass, 2018, Original Painting, 48 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241  Completely intuitive painting. Its about a certain con artist I met a few years back, come to think of it I have met a few con artists. Beware that dark passage fore its exit is unknown and the stay could be mind altering. The con artist does ...
Christie Chew-Wallace
Original , 2018
48 x 36 inches (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
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Christie Chew-Wallace; Relativity, 2018, Original Painting, 48 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241 Completely intuitive painting. This piece was started with acrylics then oil paint was added at the end.This painting has some awesome texture and brush stroke action all over the place. The colors in this piece all work together beautifully. A truly special piece. ...
Christie Chew-Wallace
Original , 2018
48 x 36 inches (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
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Christie Chew-Wallace; Portals, 2014, Original Painting Acrylic, 60 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241 Completely intuitive painting using Acrylics. Portals is a series of abstracts, colorful, large, purple, red, yellow, green...
Christie Chew-Wallace
Original Acrylic Painting, 2014
60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm)
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Christie Chew-Wallace; Ocean Portals, 2015, Original Painting Acrylic, 60 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 Completely intuitive painting with acrylics.Varnished on gallery- wrapped canvasWired and ready to hang. This piece boasts not only sea creatures but is actually an abstract which has some realism added. I like to combine two or three different styles in one piece and attempt to ...
Christie Chew-Wallace
Original Acrylic Painting, 2015
60 x 20 inches (152.4 x 50.8 cm)
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Christie Chew-Wallace; How Many Miles Until Tomorrow, 2014, Original Painting Oil, 22 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 Completely intuitive painting with acrylics.Varnished on gallery- wrapped canvasWired and ready to hang . This piece has tons of texture this should really be a mixed media piece but all this numbers were done with oil paint and took a long long time to dry. This ...
Christie Chew-Wallace
Original Oil Painting, 2014
22 x 18 inches (55.9 x 45.7 cm)
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Christie Chew-Wallace; Angel Food Cake, 2015, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  Vibrant Abstraction from a short series on a reflection of aesthetic sugar. Varnished on gallery- wrapped canvasWired and ready to hang   ...
Christie Chew-Wallace
Original Acrylic Painting, 2015
24 x 24 inches (61.0 x 61.0 cm)
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