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.”

Two Old Trees, 2020
watercolor
12" x 9"
Looking at the Colors, 2020

30" x 40"
Sunset on Shoreline, 2020
watercolor
14" x 10"
Four Seasons: Summer, 2020
chalk pastel
18" x 14"
The Apple Tree, 2020
watercolor
14" x 11"
Four Seasons: Winter, 2020
chalk pastel
18" x 14"
Nature’s Beach, 2020

14" x 10"
Bird’s Eye View of Fall, 2020
watercolor
12" x 9"
Water Rock, 2021
watercolor
12" x 9"
A River at Sunset, 2020

9" x 12"
Beginning of Winter, 2020

11" x 14"
Four Seasons: Spring, 2020
chalk pastel
18" x 14"
Bird Eye View, 2020

9" x 12"
A New Day, 2019

16" x 36"
Ice Fishing, 2019

19" x 16"
Strong Fall Wind, 2020
watercolor
12" x 9"
Redwood Tree, 2020
watercolor
9" x 12"
Sun Setting in the Woods, 2016

24" x 18"
Mountain High, 2016

30" x 42"
Winter in the Woods, 2019

0" x 0"
Sunset Over Prairie, 2020
watercolor
12" x 9"
Sold
Wildflowers, 2020
watercolor
9" x 12"
Rock Wall With Flower, 2020

9" x 12"
The Lake at Dusk, 2019

26" x 24"
The Old Tree, 2020

10" x 9"
Sunrise Over The Beach, 2019

32" x 40"
We Are Out In The Cold, 2019

9" x 12"
Mountain Top, 2020
watercolor
12" x 9"
Cherry Blooming, 2020

19" x 26"
Redwood Tree Bottom, 2020
watercolor
9" x 12"
Three Flamingoes Getting a Suntan, 2015

22" x 14"
Tiny The Dog, 2019

0" x 0"
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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Two Old Trees, 2020
watercolor
12" x 9"
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Looking at the Colors, 2020

30" x 40"
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Sunset on Shoreline, 2020
watercolor
14" x 10"
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Four Seasons: Summer, 2020
chalk pastel
18" x 14"
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The Apple Tree, 2020
watercolor
14" x 11"
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Four Seasons: Winter, 2020
chalk pastel
18" x 14"
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Nature’s Beach, 2020

14" x 10"
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Bird’s Eye View of Fall, 2020
watercolor
12" x 9"
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Water Rock, 2021
watercolor
12" x 9"
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A River at Sunset, 2020

9" x 12"
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Beginning of Winter, 2020

11" x 14"
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Four Seasons: Spring, 2020
chalk pastel
18" x 14"
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Bird Eye View, 2020

9" x 12"
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A New Day, 2019

16" x 36"
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Ice Fishing, 2019

19" x 16"
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Strong Fall Wind, 2020
watercolor
12" x 9"
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Redwood Tree, 2020
watercolor
9" x 12"
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Sun Setting in the Woods, 2016

24" x 18"
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Mountain High, 2016

30" x 42"
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Winter in the Woods, 2019

0" x 0"
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Sunset Over Prairie, 2020
watercolor
12" x 9"
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Sold
Wildflowers, 2020
watercolor
9" x 12"
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Rock Wall With Flower, 2020

9" x 12"
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The Lake at Dusk, 2019

26" x 24"
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The Old Tree, 2020

10" x 9"
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Sunrise Over The Beach, 2019

32" x 40"
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We Are Out In The Cold, 2019

9" x 12"
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Mountain Top, 2020
watercolor
12" x 9"
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Cherry Blooming, 2020

19" x 26"
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Redwood Tree Bottom, 2020
watercolor
9" x 12"
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Three Flamingoes Getting a Suntan, 2015

22" x 14"
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Tiny The Dog, 2019

0" x 0"
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