Artist of the month - Chet Zar
California resident and native, Chet Zar has created an incredible body of work in his 49 years of life. Often described as Dark and Fantastic, his career began right out of high school. After gaining early notarity in the film industry, Chet took Clive Barkers advise and branched out on his own, creating original works of art in oil as well as sculptures. I am thrilled to say that the painting above, "3 Eyed Stare", is in my private collection, after having it commissioned in 2015. 2016 was an incredible year for Chet with having completed his fully funded Kickstarter to launch his book, as well as his Distopia show (complete with new oil paintings and live versions of some of the creatures and characters he has created) as well as the release of Mike Correll's documentary Chet Zar: I Like To Paint Monsters. To find out more about about Chet Zar, click on the link below to his website and/or follow him on Instagram or Facebook.
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As of October 2016, I intended to use this blog as an accompaniment to my Facebook page and Instagram page. On this blog I post information and updates about my work as well as once a month I highlighted an artist whose work I like (I stopped doing this when I opened my gallery www.GalleryBlueDoor.com). As of March 2017, I began posting a monthly Story Entry with an accompanying illustration of mine. In mid-2019 I took a break from this, but it will resume.