Artistic Statement

Chaz Southard's vibrant, mellifluous abstract expressionist style is inspired by midcentury masters, hieroglyphics and textiles with an added energetic dose of jazz fusion. A spinal injury was the catalyst of his visual creations and led to an existential quest to find beauty and solace through creation.

His artwork has been displayed at several North Shore Massachusetts galleries. Chaz continues to paint with the aspiration of creating work that brings the viewer into a space of curiosity and imagination.


Photo Inspiration Often inspiration is derived from a photo and abstracted in Photoshop. 555 is shot from the band Phish's musical performance in Worcester, MA.

Canvas Sketch Chaz sketches with a pencil the basic shapes searching for movement on a canvas.

Exhibit After numerous layers of paint, a final work is displayed.

Moment of Inspiration

Inspiration is highly overrated. If you sit around and wait for the clouds to part, it's not liable to ever happen. More often than not, work is salvation. -Chuck Close