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CHRISTIE CHEW-WALLACE
Chicago, Illinois - United States


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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 (65)

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; red, 2017, Original Painting Acrylic, 10 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 This painting is small in size but big in expression  red, 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 new  theme   Stay tuned  abstract, 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, 2015, Original Painting Acrylic, 48 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241  Completely intuitive painting using Acrylic paint. This painting is part of the Portal Series and has the story the title suggests, the oddly shaped dark hole on the bottom left is pretending to be a portal. Beware that dark passage fore its exit is unknown and the ...
Christie Chew-Wallace
Original Acrylic Painting, 2015
48 x 36 inches (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
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Christie Chew-Wallace; Digital Architect, 2015, Original Painting Acrylic, 48 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241     Completely intuitive painting using Acrylics.
Christie Chew-Wallace
Original Acrylic Painting, 2015
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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Christie Chew-Wallace; Top of the Essex, 2015, Original Painting Oil, 26 x 40 inches. Artwork description: 241 oil painting on canvas framed in a large, yellow wood frame. this is the view from my balcony above the Essex. oils abstracts blue yellow purple Essex...
Christie Chew-Wallace
Original Oil Painting, 2015
26 x 40 inches (66.0 x 101.6 cm)
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Christie Chew-Wallace; Celebrate, 2017, Original Mixed Media, 20 x 40 inches. Artwork description: 241 Lets Celebrate oilpainting, abstract Multicolored, horizontal...
Christie Chew-Wallace
Original Mixed Media, 2017
20 x 40 inches (50.8 x 101.6 cm)
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Christie Chew-Wallace; Cosmic Ribbons, 2014, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241  From the new series of abstract acrylic paintings, this piece is the newest and feels quite fresh. I was happy with how quickly it came, how loose and raw it feels, but also complete. ...
Christie Chew-Wallace
Original Acrylic Painting, 2014
24 x 20 inches (61.0 x 50.8 cm)
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Christie Chew-Wallace; Deeper the threadbare nee..., 2013, Original Painting Acrylic, 48 x 60 inches. Artwork description: 241    From a new series of abstract acrylic paintings, this piece was actually the first. It came quickly and led me ot others, and was ultimately quite gratifying to create. In fact, I made this piece on Christmas.  ...
Christie Chew-Wallace
Original Acrylic Painting, 2013
48 x 60 inches (121.9 x 152.4 cm)
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Christie Chew-Wallace; Puzzles unlocked in the c..., 2013, Original Painting Acrylic, 48 x 60 inches. Artwork description: 241   From a new series of abstract acrylic paintings, this piece sold before I ever had the opportunity to show it. And I'm not complaining. . . But I still wanted to share it, so here you go. Enjoy the detail shots as well; lots of texture and layering ...
Christie Chew-Wallace
Original Acrylic Painting, 2013
48 x 60 inches (121.9 x 152.4 cm)
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Christie Chew-Wallace; I sing the tornado of a s..., 2013, Original Painting Acrylic, 15 x 45 inches. Artwork description: 241  From a new series of abstract acrylic paintings, this piece carries a subtle mood and layered details that reveal themselves over time. ...
Christie Chew-Wallace
Original Acrylic Painting, 2013
15 x 45 inches (38.1 x 114.3 cm)
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Christie Chew-Wallace; The infinite sphere, 2012, Original Painting Oil, 26 x 26 inches. Artwork description: 241      New abstractions of circles in squares in circles in squares. . .          Another from a series of abstractions of circles within squares within circles within squares.   ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2012
26 x 26 inches (66.0 x 66.0 cm)
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