I've always enjoyed being creative. In my younger years my dream of becoming a musician crossed paths with my natural aptitude for visual art. Creating posters and album covers for the bands eventually led to an interest in painting and graphic design.
I'm a native to Atlanta, I studied painting at the Atlanta College of Art. I graduated as a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2001. My wife and I moved to New York City to pursue the glamorous lives of starving artists. It was very competitive and inspiring. We eventually moved back to Atlanta and had children. I took on a graphic artist career to support my growing family. Time for making paintings got scarce for a while.
By 2015 I began to notice I had more free time. My children were older. I needed a way to focus on the present moment and find happiness. I always express myself with creativity. My longing to return to my artistic roots prompted me to pull out my paints again. After posting my first painting on social media, it sold instantly. I haven't put down the brush since. For several years I have enjoyed a steady flow of commissions and sales. Painting has always been part of my true nature.
Oil paints are my primary medium. I paint portraits, landscapes, and I have a special focus on animals. You can take a look at my website for examples of my work, https://creasypaintings.wixsite.com/creasypaintings
I also have a YouTube channel Paint Good with Chad, where I host painting tutorials.