Chanel Kreuzer is a contemporary artist based in Texas with a disciplined practice of painting every day. A multidisciplinary creator whose strength is working with acrylics, she focuses on painting vibrant, inviting landscapes in a unique style that draws inspiration from Matisse, Van Gogh, and David Hockney. Chanel is primarily self-educated as an artist, although she has trained at Atelier Dojo and the Austin Fine Arts Academy. Her work has previously been exhibited at the University of Texas Mexican American Cultural Center, Mexic-Arte Museum, Contemporary Show of Houston, and in Western Gallery’s “Texas Women.” Chanel began painting in 2017, and is currently a full time artist, working out of her home studio.
“Exposure to my mother’s Mexican heritage while living in Texas and memories of my grandmother’s garden instilled in me a deep appreciation for color, landscapes, and florals that has greatly influenced my work as a artist reminding me no matter what hardships in life we may face there is always beauty in the world to be appreciated. Combining these sources of inspiration, I paint from my imagination, believing that my everyday experiences provide all the images I need in order to create a unique story on canvas. I enjoy painting the energy, and movement of nature with vibrant colors in my compositions and aim to capture the simplicity, and beauty of my natural surroundings with bold, intuitive brushwork. I am also heavily inspired by traveling, and incorporate imagery from memories of past trips to convey emotion and build a narrative in my art. When I begin painting I often listen to music as it feels like a way of communication in a different form. I want to convey a sense of hope, joy, calm and happiness in my work that you often feel when in nature.”
– Chanel Kreuzer