Chad Marshall Fine Art

Chad Marshall Fine Art

I was born and raised in the foothills of western North Carolina. I have always been involved in art as far back as I can remember. I can clearly remember being in first grade and drawing all the time. I really enjoyed every art related project we did. I can also remember later in school helping the other kids draw things for their art projects.

Around the age of 12 I had a very strong desire to draw comic books. I read comics whenever I could and had several comic books and artists that I enjoyed following. I did complete two full length comic books. One was more cartoon oriented. I printed them myself and did manage to sell several. The other was a more serious comic book. It was never printed and has since been lost.

At the age of 14 I became an official published artist, although still on a smaller scale. I was drawing a comic strip, "Bob Binky, The Loser" and it was published in The Pilot, the local newspaper in Pilot Mountain, NC. My comic strip was published weekly for about six months. It wasn't paid work, but it was very nice to see my comic in print. During that same time I worked together with a writer and had a one shot comic strip published in the King, NC newspaper.

As time went on I began oil painting. At 16 years old I gave the wet on wet oil painting method a try. I really love the wet on wet method especially now that I'm older. I don't have the kind of patience that I used to have, so it's great to complete a painting in just a couple of hours, or much quicker if it's a demonstration painting.

Around 2003 my wife's grandmother told me about Bill Alexander. At that point I had never heard of him. I learned that Bill had filmed many shows for PBS and was an very talented wet on wet painter. I immediately began learning more about Bill and loved his artwork. His artworks have been a major inspiration to me. In 2007 I became a certified instructor with the Alexander Art company. I have since given up my certification with them, but I still love Bill Alexander's work. He was a real "working artist", a status that very few artists ever achieve.

Over the years I have taught many of my own wet on wet oil painting classes and I have begun expanding my own style beyond wet on wet.

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