Chris Viau
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Studio Member since 2011

b.1977

Chris Viau’s work straddles the line between abstract and representational. This is due to his planned, yet dynamic, brush and line work. Upon first glance one sees a blend of colors and textures that reveal themselves as lush landscapes or weathered coastlines.

“My favorite thing about being an artist is I can let my wild imagination show. The images that inspire me are landscapes. I feel that making landscapes is the best way to show my talent as an artist. Mostly I use watercolors for the background. I use pastel, acrylic, or colored pencils to give my artwork detail.”

Viau approaches art making with a high level of enthusiasm and is eager to experiment with new techniques. In addition to painting, he is a published poet. His first book, Chicago Seasons, was published in 2011. His second, Being in Harmony with Nature, was published in 2015.

Viau’s art has been featured on studio merchandise, local galleries and the Arts of Life partner, ArtLifting.com. He also acts as the studio archivist, cataloguing the many pieces of art produced in the studio.

“In five years, I see myself as a role model for young adults with disabilities. I will most likely still be doing art and writing poems.”

Looking at the Colors, 2020
Chalk Pastel
30" x 40"
A New Day in Chicago, 2019
Chalk Pastel
24" x 26"
Northern Lights in the Forest, 2020
acrylic
31" x 20"
Deer in the Woods, 2019
Oil Pastels
18" x 24"
Chasing Waterfall, 2020
Chalk Pastel
20" x 24"
A New Day, 2019
Chalk Pastel
16" x 36"
First Sign of Light, 2015
Chalk Pastel
12" x 12"
Ice Fishing, 2019
Chalk Pastel
19" x 16"
Four Seasons, 2018
Chalk Pastel
12" x 18"
Cherry Blooming, 2020
Chalk Pastel
19" x 26"
Mountain High, 2016
Chalk Pastel
30" x 42"
Sunrise on the Lake Michigan Beach, 2016
Chalk Pastel
16" x 20"
Sun Setting in the Woods, 2016
Chalk Pastel
24" x 18"
Winter in the Woods, 2019
Oil Pastels
0" x 0"
Deer at Viau Camp, 2015
Chalk Pastel
16" x 16"
We Are Out In The Cold, 2019
Chalk Pastel
9" x 12"
Sun Raise Over the City, 2016
Chalk Pastel
12" x 12"
Ability Garden, 2019
Chalk Pastel
24" x 20"
Three Flamingoes Getting a Suntan, 2015
Chalk Pastel
22" x 14"
Another Spring Day, 2019
Chalk Pastel
15.5" x 29.5"
The Boy of Fall, 2015
Chalk Pastel
20" x 22"
Self Portait, 2019
Chalk Pastel
18" x 14"
Tiny The Dog, 2019
Chalk Pastel
0" x 0"
Sunrise Over The Beach, 2019
Chalk Pastel
32" x 40"
The Lake at Dusk, 2019
Chalk Pastel
26" x 24"
Landscapes Through The Seasons
Gallery OTR, Evanston, IL - 2018
The Beasts
Circle Contemporary Chicago, IL - 2018
Carson's Furniture Gallery
Wilmette, IL - 2017
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Looking at the Colors, 2020
Chalk Pastel
30" x 40"
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A New Day in Chicago, 2019
Chalk Pastel
24" x 26"
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Northern Lights in the Forest, 2020
acrylic
31" x 20"
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Deer in the Woods, 2019
Oil Pastels
18" x 24"
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Chasing Waterfall, 2020
Chalk Pastel
20" x 24"
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A New Day, 2019
Chalk Pastel
16" x 36"
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First Sign of Light, 2015
Chalk Pastel
12" x 12"
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Ice Fishing, 2019
Chalk Pastel
19" x 16"
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Four Seasons, 2018
Chalk Pastel
12" x 18"
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Cherry Blooming, 2020
Chalk Pastel
19" x 26"
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Mountain High, 2016
Chalk Pastel
30" x 42"
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Sunrise on the Lake Michigan Beach, 2016
Chalk Pastel
16" x 20"
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Sun Setting in the Woods, 2016
Chalk Pastel
24" x 18"
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Winter in the Woods, 2019
Oil Pastels
0" x 0"
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Deer at Viau Camp, 2015
Chalk Pastel
16" x 16"
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We Are Out In The Cold, 2019
Chalk Pastel
9" x 12"
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Sun Raise Over the City, 2016
Chalk Pastel
12" x 12"
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Ability Garden, 2019
Chalk Pastel
24" x 20"
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Three Flamingoes Getting a Suntan, 2015
Chalk Pastel
22" x 14"
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Another Spring Day, 2019
Chalk Pastel
15.5" x 29.5"
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The Boy of Fall, 2015
Chalk Pastel
20" x 22"
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Self Portait, 2019
Chalk Pastel
18" x 14"
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Tiny The Dog, 2019
Chalk Pastel
0" x 0"
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Sunrise Over The Beach, 2019
Chalk Pastel
32" x 40"
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The Lake at Dusk, 2019
Chalk Pastel
26" x 24"
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