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In his quest for mystique, accuracy, and a true sense of history, Chase does extensive research. His travels have led him from North America to Europe in a never-ending search to obtain materials and photography for new paintings. The artist says, "As a photorealist, I depend on finding accurate reference material for each painting." Chase works with acrylics on canvas, spending hundreds of hours on each painting with the ultimate goal of presenting a fresh, unique, and elegant approach to familiar subjects. The detail in each painting is remarkable, but the mood each is equally impressive. Chase is acknowledged as a master of breathtaking scenes depicting our country's natural and historical treasures. He has painted images of such famous landmarks as The White House, the Capitol, and the Supreme Court building to name a few. He feels honored as well as professionally challenged to paint these subjects.
Chase also paints magnificent foreign landscapes. His travels in Europe inspired him to paint St. Peter's Basilica and the romantic canals of Venice. Without traveling to these world-famous locales, the viewer is able to feel as if the scene is unfolding before them in person.
Rising early to photograph the dramatic light of sunrise or awaiting the soft, moody glow of sunset, Chase captures the emotion and direction in which he will paint his subject. The artist will continue to create elegant, awe-inspiring scenes by combining antique and modern photographs with just the right touch of artistic license.